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.


 

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