Thank You, Mimi Lowrey

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Last Tuesday, Mimi Lowrey finally changed the political landscape in East Ridge. Even though Mimi didnt have enough votes to win a City Council seat herself, she prevented another candidate from securing one. This prevented the continuation of backdoor crony politics that has plagued East Ridge for years.

Citizen Mimi Lowrey went head to head with a formidable and honest incumbent in Denny Manning, a very strong candidate and pre-election favorite in Marc Gravitt, and Ann Pruett who was backed by a substantial amount of money.

Manning and Gravitt represented a change in the balance of power on the East Ridge Council - one that will move this wonderful city forward.

Pruett represented the status quo and the same old politics that would have prevented positive change from occuring.
Citizen Mimi Lowrey ran a very clean and honest campaign and gathered over 1,100 votes all on her own. She created a "monkey wrench" in the election that was designed to seat a pawn for the establishment. Mimi single-handedly prevented this from happening. She did what nobody could do in East Ridge. Her presence in this year's election paved the way for positive change in East Ridge.
I say thank you, Mimi Lowrey. You won without winning. You did what nobody could do in East Ridge.
Sherry Norris
East Ridge

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