Roger Tuder Running For District 2 City Council Seat

Monday, September 24, 2012
Roger Tuder
Roger Tuder

Roger Tuder, president and chief executive officer of Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee, announced his candidacy for the Chattanooga City Council, District 2 this morning. The seven precincts of District 2 include North Chattanooga 1 & 2, Riverview, Stuart Heights, Lupton City, and Northgate 1 & 2 that hug the Tennessee River on its North Shore.

Mr. Tuder said, “Serving the citizens of District 2 will be my priority. We all want businesses, large and small to flourish in Chattanooga. But we have to have healthy neighborhoods, growing property values, and citizen safety recognized as key ingredients for the best place to live and work. Chattanooga has to bring value to its residents.”

Mr. Tuder has held an executive management role for the past 30 years including his work as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Union Planters National Bank immediately prior to joining ACG of East Tennessee in 1998. In his current role, he serves as the key advocate and leader for the commercial construction industry in the state’s eastern division with national recognition for his successes.

He currently serves as

• Advisory Board Member for the East Ridge High School Construction Academy

• Advisory Board Member for the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

• Executive Council Member of the Cherokee Council Boys Scouts of America and VP of Finance

• Board Member for the P-16 Education Council, Chattanooga State

• Executive Board Member for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

• Board Member for the City of Chattanooga’s Green Committee

• Board Member for the State of Tennessee’s Local Workforce Development

Mr. Tuder said his focus will be citizen contact. “I’ll be spending the next months listening to my neighbors throughout District 2. My special interest will be the most valuable resource of our city, our citizens.”

He and his wife Sandy of 40 years live in Riverview. They have a grown son, Dale, a daughter-in-law, Tammy, and two granddaughters.

Mr. Tuder is a member of Central Baptist Church, the Alhambra Shrine, and Scottish Rite. He is a 1968 graduate of Kirkman Technical High School. He attended Cleveland State Community College, and served in the U.S. Army.


 

Tennessee's Infrastructure Needs Stand At $38.8 Billion

Tennessee needs at least $38.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2012-2017 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). The need for public infrastructure improvements, as reported by state and local officials, is up $1.3 billion (3.5%) compared with the year before.   ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANGLE, NIKIA MARIE 3125 BENNETT RD EAST RIDGE, 37421 23 Hamilton County THEFT OF PROPERTY ASHLEY, LAURA ANN 480 CEDAR STREET APT 11 DUNLAP, 37327 36 Red Bank POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BROGDON, KEVIN LEON 1504 JOHN ROSS ROAD EAST RIDGE, 37412 24 East Ridge FILING FALSE ... (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)

Freeman-Led Owls Whip Cleveland, 30-14, To Win 5-AAA Title

Junior Rashun Freeman's stunning versatility stole the show Friday night. Freeman caught a touchdown pass, returned a punt for a second score and had one of three Ooltewah interceptions as the fourth-ranked Owls whipped Cleveland, 30-14, to win the District 5-AAA championship in front of a near-capacity crowd at James N. Monroe Stadium. “I practice hard and that shows ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats Father Ryan For D-II State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Friday was a magical day for the Baylor Lady Red Raider volleyball team. Facing arch-rival Father Ryan for the fourth time this season, Baylor evened the score at 2-2, but the last time at Siegel High School was the sweetest as it came in the championship match of the D-II Class AA state tournament. Father Ryan had a huge group of students in its ... (click for more)