Robin Smith Heads State Republican Party

Sunday, August 05, 2007
Robin Smith
Robin Smith

Former Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Robin Smith took the reins on Saturday as chairman of the state GOP.

Mrs. Smith, who is from Hixson, replaces Bob Davis, who is joining the Fred Thompson for President campaign.

Mrs. Smith, 44, will receive a $110,000 salary in her new role.

She and her husband, Scott, have two children.

Mrs. Smith has been serving as state vice chairman.

She said, "I have been honored to have been elected to serve as chairman with my promise of servant leadership. The upcoming election cycle holds much anticipation and will demand much from each of us regarding our time, our energy and financial investments. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with a tremendous team of folks committed to victory.

"The legacy of excellence and a majority will be our goals. This will begin immediately in working shoulder to shoulder with Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Senate Leader Mark Norris and House Leader Jason Mumpower and their team of leadership in making gains in our state legislative chambers. There will be a surge in Tennessee that will change our state for generations to come.

"Our U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will lead Tennessee’s ticket in 2008 with a record of distinction, service and a “Tennessee first” philosophy in his re-election campaign. Our Sens. Alexander and Bob Corker approach legislation in the commonsense manner characteristic of our great state and reflecting our priorities. Without question, we are represented by two great leaders.

"The Congressional delegation in the U.S. House is unmatched in the grassroots representation of Congressmen, Duncan, Blackburn, Wamp and Davis. Townhall meetings, personal appearances and a very hands-on approach are hallmarks of these tremendous leaders of our state. Their service is valued and critical to us all.

"I extend a personal invitation to you during this pivotal election in joining the TRP in our efforts to extend the gains of our party in the Tennessee legislature and working to keep our Members of Congress solidly in the role as statesmen of our party and nation. Every area of service and participation is significant, appreciated and welcomed. The time is rich with opportunity for us all as majority builders to elect leaders with vision who stand on the principles that make America great.

"My commitment is to be tireless and focused in pursuing this opportunity. I know that you, along with our TRP team, will make the victories of 2008 a reality."


Preston Custer, 24, Arrested On Multiple Burglary Charges In Cleveland

Cleveland Police Department patrol units responded to a burglary at Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church at 300 Westview Drive NE in Cleveland on Monday morning. The church was not only burglarized, but sustained an excessive amount of vandalism, well over $10,000. Criminal Investigations detectives Steve Ross, Matt Jenkins and Lieutenant Steve Tyson responded to the church ... (click for more)

Public Safety Coordinator Paul Smith Speaks About Violence Reduction Initiative At Kiwanis Meeting

Public Safety Coordinator Paul Smith spoke about the Violence Reduction Initiative to the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club, saying during the first "call in" of 13 young Chattanooga men with violent records, a mother of a shooting victim pleaded with them to stop the violence. The men were called in as a part of Mayor Andy Berke's initiative to greatly reduce violent crime.  They ... (click for more)

What's Wrong With The City Recycle Program? - And Response (2)

Being new to recycling, I have lots to learn.  I rely on 311 and the attendants at the neighborhood collection centers to assist in building my knowledge.   Recently, I had an experience that makes me reconsidered my recycling efforts.  I loaded up my car, called 311 to verify what I could take, only to be blocked by the attendant at my neighborhood collection ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That Billboard & Much More

Now that early voting has started and our strawberries have hopefully survived this last blush of winter, allow me to catch up on some things but, first, here’s a letter from a concerned reader I feel compelled to share: “There is something I have noticed throughout Brainerd, East Brainerd, Dayton, etc. A billboard has been put up, I believe by the Health Department of Hamilton ... (click for more)

Cuonzo Martin Leaves Tennessee For Job At California

Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin apparently took his name out of the coaching search at Marquette so he could put it in a hat at the University of California at Berkeley. On Tuesday, Martin broke ties with the Volunteers and accepted the head coaching job with the Bears. Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart admitted Martin’s move surprised him. “Not from my perspective,” ... (click for more)

Mocs Win Women's Southern Conference Championship

The Chattanooga Mocs are your Southern Conference Women’s Golf Champions. That’s five straight team titles and sophomore Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia) made it the fourth consecutive sweep winning medalist honors. McLennan was solid shooting 222 for her 54 holes on a tough week for scoring. She won by four strokes over Furman’s Taylor Totland and was seven clear of ... (click for more)