Jack Benson Is The Man For Me

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jack Benson has been a blessing for all of the citizens of District 4. Ever since he took office in 2001, his knowledge and expertise has led District 4 into a brighter future.

First, take a look at the growth in District 4. Not only has the district grown, it has grown within the boundaries of a land use plan. This allows for smart growth, something that Jack Benson has been for since his first day in office. The use of such a land use plan avoids the sprawl and value degradation that all homeowners and citizens wish to avoid.

Secondly, District 4 has the lowest crime rates out of all of the other districts. This is due to Jack Benson's focus not only on crime suppression, but crime prevention through the education of our children and by providing recreational opportunities for the communities to become closer to one another.

Thirdly, Jack Benson has worked every day for the city of Chattanooga. In my memory, Jack Benson has not missed a single City Council meeting. That shows a level of dedication that could only come from someone absolutely devoted to the city and its residents.

For me, a resident of District 4 for 49 years, I plan to Back Jack. Jack Benson is the only real candidate for District 4. I will be voting for him and I hope all of my neighbors will also.

John Crawford


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