Ann Pruett Thanks East Ridge

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dear Citizens of East Ridge, 

I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who supported my campaign for East Ridge City Council. Without the support of my friends, family and campaign volunteers, I would not have been able to carry on Fred’s legacy. They played a huge part in my campaign and deserve recognition for their dedication.

I want to congratulate Marc Gravitt and Denny Manning on their wins.  They worked very hard during their campaigns, and I know they will transform East Ridge for the better. I want the best for the citizens of East Ridge over the next four years, and I am confident these two men will accomplish this.

To the candidates, Patricia Cassidy, John Clemmer, Scooter King and Mimi Lowrey, your care for East Ridge shows, and I commend you on your campaigns.

Finally, thank you to all of the citizens who voted for me, displaying their confidence that I could represent the citizens of East Ridge on the City Council. I hope the elected officials and the citizens will come together to move our city forward. I am proud to call myself a citizen of East Ridge.

Ann Pruett

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