Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Endorses Ryan King

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ryan King, candidate for District 4 Chattanooga City Council, has picked up the endorsement of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. The association made their selection based on Mr. King’s decades of dedication to the betterment of the community and his commitment to a cooperative relationship between city government and local fire fighters.  

“Ryan King displays the best understanding of the needs of Chattanooga’s fire fighters,” said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. “His willingness to hear our wishes and work with us will benefit Chattanooga residents as we strive to create a better-served city. As this city grows, we are attracted to candidates who take a proactive stance to solving problems when, and even before, they develop.”  

“I am extremely honored to have the support of the Chattanooga Fire Fighter Association,” said Mr. King. “I strongly value the contributions Chattanooga fire fighters make to the community, and I look forward to having the chance to work with such a self-sacrificing group of individuals and all public service employees to create a safer, citizen-minded city.” 

Mr. King attended East Brainerd Elementary, as well as Ooltewah Middle and High Schools, before he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UTC in Chemistry. He currently serves on the Hamilton County Zoning Board of Appeals, is vice president of Friends of East Brainerd, secretary of the Brainerd/East Brainerd Board of the Chamber of Commerce, is the vice president of the East Brainerd Elementary PTA where his son attends school, was a 2011 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, and was recognized as one of Chattanooga’s “20 Under 40” in 2012 by Chatter Magazine.  

“When people ask me what kind of platform I’m running on, I tell them that I don’t have a platform so much as a vision for Chattanooga,” said Mr. King. “I envision a Chattanooga that maximizes its potential by creating a safe and business-friendly environment, which values the inclusion and opinions of all its inhabitants, and is always mindful that an innovative spirit is the fundamental element moving us forward. This vision can be a reality and I’m committed to working to make that Chattanooga exist.”  

The Committee to Elect Ryan King is comprised of Sherri Anderson (treasurer – Johnson, Hickey & Murchison), Matt Hullander (Hullco Exteriors), John Eaves (Unum), Dr. Charles Ankar (Shallowford Family Dental Group), Daniel Anderson (Keller Williams), and David Martin (La Paz Chattanooga).  

To learn more about Ryan King’s campaign, visit the website www.VoteRyanKing.com, or his official campaign Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/RyanKingForCityCouncilDistrict4.



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