Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Endorses Roger Tuder For City Council

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association has announced its endorsement of City Council District 2 candidate, Roger Tuder.

The local union representing more than 200 men and women serving the Chattanooga area unanimously voted to support Roger Tuder, a Chattanooga businessman and community leader in the open seat following the retirement of City Councilwoman Sally Robinson.   

“Roger Tuder walks in the shoes of other effective leaders of Chattanooga who have come from the business sector that have understood the importance of collaboration and funding essential services," noted Jack Thompson, president of the local group.  "The men and women of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association are committed to support candidates who have a focus on best serving the citizens in personal safety and the services to effectively do so.  In District 2, that candidate is Roger Tuder.” 

The IAFF local 820 has served as a voice for Chattanooga area firefighters since 1945.  Their endorsement of local candidates is strengthened with neighborhood canvassing, calls to voters and political signs announcing the endorsement. 

“It's an honor to have the support of these men and women who are not just first responders but our local heroes," responded Roger Tuder.  "Their willingness to serve the public is a personal inspiration and reminds me that these elections are about the good people of our neighborhoods.” 

“As the budget continues to be stretched in difficult economic times, certain priorities such as services that protect our citizens are a priority,” Mr. Tuder continued.

The city of Chattanooga elections begin with early voting on Feb. 13 and runs through Feb. 28.  The election day is March 5.  



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