Chris Anderson Endorsed By International Brotherhood Of Police Officers

Monday, January 07, 2013

Chris Anderson, candidate for Chattanooga City Council District 7, announced an endorsement on Monday from the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO).

Mr. Anderson said, "The endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers is recognition of the merit of our crime plan and a number of other policies that have an impact on the safety of Chattanooga. I am appreciative of the endorsement and vow to keep Chattanooga safe through smart public policy and support for the Chattanooga Police Department and its officers.

“Ensuring that our city and my district has safe streets is a mainstay of my campaign and should be a central pillar of public policy for any public official in Chattanooga. We've got to realize that a well-funded and properly-equipped police department is a big part of public safety.

"Compensation has to be fair to ensure that we're keeping good police officers in Chattanooga. It's not right to vote for across-the-board raises for every single city employee with the exception of the public servants who put their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety of this city; that's why we need a change in City Hall. More than anything, the support of our local police officers affirms that our community deserves better and I'm going to fight for that."

The Anderson for City Council campaign also "reiterated its commitment to supporting creative policies that make our community safer, including better communication between the residents of District 7 and Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Police Department. The campaign took issue with the incumbent's position toward public safety, voting with a reckless administration to give department heads a several thousand dollar raise while leaving out police officers and firefighters. Additionally, the campaign noted additional further momentum by winning a local poll by a sizable margin."

"This election is going to be critical in deciding the future of our city. The next four to eight years are significant to Chattanooga's future and it's a choice between two different visions," said Joda Thongnopnua, Anderson for City Council campaign manager, recognizing the support the campaign has had from the community. "We strongly feel that the endorsement from the police officers who work every day to keep us safe and an impressive showing on the Chattanoogan poll gives us the momentum moving into the final weeks of this election.

"The campaign is continuing to reach out to voters across the district through door knocking, phone calls, and community meetings. More campaign events will be announced in the coming week, with an event anticipated in each precinct of the district."


PHOTOS: Hamilton County Republican Women's Fashion Show

The Hamilton County Republican Women’s Fashion Show and Luncheon was held Saturday at the Heritage Landing Clubhouse.   All proceeds from this event will go to benefit and assist the Wounded Warriors through the Honoring the Sacrifice Foundation. The Hamilton County Republican Women would like to thank the models who participated in this event and the sponsors:  Morning ... (click for more)

Lone Oak Community Center Annual Quilt Show Is Sunday

The annual fundraiser for the Lone Oak Quilters, Volunteer Fire Department, and Lone Oak Community Center will be on Sunday, from 1-4 p.m., at 1278 US 127 Highway on Signal Mountain. There will be handmade quilts shown, and a few quilts, fabric, and vintage dolls for sale. For more information, call Pauline Geary at   423 653-6025 . (click for more)

3 People Shot On Wilson Street; One Victim Has "Life-Threatening" Wounds

Three people were shot on Wilson Street on Sunday night, including one who was critically injured. At approximately 8:22 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Wilson St. for shots fired in the area. O fficers located two black males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. O ne victim was transported by HCEMS to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. ... (click for more)

Jumoke Johnson Jr. To Plead Guilty On Selling Crack Cocaine

A youth who was in the news earlier as a teen who had been the first in his family to graduate from Brainerd High School and who found a patron willing to pay for his college education is set to plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of selling crack cocaine. Jumoke Johnson Jr., who turned 21 on Saturday, dropped out of Miles College in Alabama after one semester and has been ... (click for more)

Conservation On Signal Mountain

The town of Signal Mountain appointed a working group to put together a conservation easement to protect certain of the town's park lands.  The members of the Conservation Easement Working Group would like to respond to concerns and comments raised about the town’s efforts to protect certain park land from residential or commercial development by granting a conservation ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Late Garden Walk

Due to a series of pressing events I didn’t get a chance to make my September walk through the garden until yesterday. It is normally my custom to take a stroll on the first day of each new month, looking for the orchids and onions that might appear, so I can award them to those among us who deserve one or the other. So before the temperatures drop, allow me to catch up: AN ORCHID ... (click for more)