Marc Gravitt, Professional Leadership For East Ridge

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My wife and I would like to ask you to vote for Marc Gravitt for East Ridge City Council.

For many years Marc has been active in the East Ridge community. In an effort to help improve
the business environment in East Ridge, Marc was one of the 16 original founders of
the East Ridge Merchants Association (ERMA), having served as both president and vice
president. During this time, Marc and other ERMA representatives traveled to Washington, D.C.
and met with the staff members of former Congressman Zach Wamp and both Senators Bob
Corker and Lamar Alexander to discuss issues facing East Ridge small businesses.

After his term as president of the Merchants Association, Marc was asked to serve as president
of East Ridge Revitalization. While serving in that capacity, Marc was instrumental in helping
East Ridge Revitalization raise over $16,000 to bring the World Changers organization to East Ridge
to help make much-needed repairs to 23 homes of the elderly, sick and financially disadvantaged
by building handicapped ramps, replacing roofs, clearing debris and painting.

Marc is a second-generation small business owner, U.S. Army veteran and community leader
with the business experience we need on the City Council. We have personally worked with
Marc on several projects and will attest to not only his leadership ability, but also his dedication
to citizens of East Ridge. He will humbly serve us to the best of his ability.

Curtis and Rosemary Baker
East Ridge residents


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