Oneida Small Businessman Running For 3rd District House As Independent, Write-In Candidate

Friday, September 7, 2012

Rich Hall, a small business owner in Oneida, said he is running for Tennessee’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District House Representative as an Independent write-in candidate in November’s general election.

Mr. Hall, 51, operates a free weekly shopper in Oneida.

He said, "I am married to my wife, Dawn Hall, of more than 30 years. We have two children, a 12-year-old and a 10-year-old. Both children attend public school.  

    "I want to go to DC to Represent constituents’ concerns and work for a working, strong middle class economy for Tennessee and the rest of the country.

    "I started out this election season prepared to support the best candidate for a middle class economy that could represent the 3rd District. I was depending on the Democratic or an Independent because Republicans are already representing the wealthiest constituents with a 0% capital gains tax proposal, and everything that goes with that kind of failed economic policy thinking.

    "At this point I believe I’m the best candidate to Represent the 3rd District of Tennessee.    

   "We are in a crisis, a failing economy. The political establishment has been geared to acting for the most powerful corporations and top wealth holders. We have to take our Congress back by voting in people who will support and represent sane middle class economic policy. Our economy and way of life are hanging on by a thread. The most obvious measures that could be taken are dismissed over ideological differences. I will side with the middle class and middle class economy.

    "We need a Congress that will take back our economy from countries rich in low wages and other harmful advantages over nations that work and sacrifice to maintain a healthy middle class civilization. We have to even out the global market playing field a little more in our favor to fix our failing middle class economy. We also need a representative that will work to keep the promise of Social Security and Medicare. 

    "I’d be in Congress to represent the interests of a middle class economy for the  citizens of the 3rd District of Tennessee and all working class Americans. I will work for real improvement to our economy on the working class level and with either party or group that is working towards that result - jobs and a future."


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKHTAB, MALACHI SHAHADA  102 WAYSIDE DR FORT OGLETHORPE, 30742  Age at Arrest: 24 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County FUGITIVE (CATOOSA COUNTY GA) ---- ANDREWS, TRAMESHA LASHON  3921 MARIGO DRIVE CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 24 years old Arresting Agency: Red Bank ... (click for more)

Stone Charged In Attack On Wife, Who Is Top Aide To Mayor

Robert F. "Bobby" Stone has been charged in an attack on his wife, Lacie Stone, a top aide to Mayor Andy Berke. Stone, 54, is charged with domestic assault and vandalism. In the incident on Friday, police said Ms. Stone called a friend at the police department, saying "her husband was going to kill her." She said they got into a verbal argument that turned physical in a ... (click for more)

Late-Night Harassment By The Signal Mountain Police - And Response (8)

I am writing about the misconduct of the Signal Mountain Police Department. This is a repetitive civil rights problem, systemic within their department, with no hint of remorse or regret or a notion to change, though they have been confronted numerous times.   I live on Signal Mountain. In the last few months, I have been pulled over three times while I was driving three ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Rod’s Catfish Dinner

It could well be the best part of playing a prank is in the delicious moments until your “fish” takes the hook. So yesterday afternoon, as I tried repeatedly to talk to a man I haven’t spoken to in 27 years, rather than leave my name I popped off the Happy Birthday song in a snappy, loud way and then ended it with a simple, “Call me,” adding my number. John “Hot Rod” Talley spent ... (click for more)

Germany's Sebastian Kienle Wins Ironman 70.3 Race

It’s hard to not be impressed with the fitness level of folks who commit themselves to training and participating in Ironman-distance triathlons and that was surely the case in downtown Chattanooga Sunday morning. There are three words to describe these folks and that’s fit, fast and friendly.  And most of them cross the finish line with a smile on their face and a spring ... (click for more)

Spring Fling State Soccer Brackets Set

Notre Dame and McCallie are the only area teams to compete in this week's Spring Fling Soccer competitions in Murfreesboro.   In Class A/AA, Notre Dame will play Tuesday at 6:30 in the quarterfinals.  The will face off with CAK. Winners will advance to the semifinals on Wednesday.  The Class A/AA state championship game is set for Friday at 4 p.m.   Notre ... (click for more)