Supporting Dr. Tom McCullough For City Council - And Response

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Following the 2010 census, all local governments were required by the state to adopt new district plans.  Most Hixson residents have enjoyed solid leadership from City Councilwoman and Council Chair Pam Ladd.  Pam is Hixson High graduate, longtime Hixson resident and former business owner located in Hixson.  I have always found Pam to be accessible and open-minded, and will miss her representation.  I wish her continued success.   

After being consumed by District 1, my neighborhood and a few other longtime District 3 residents are in some unfamiliar territory.

 District 1 represents the westernmost border of Chattanooga or the general areas of Red Bank and Lookout Valley to the Georgia border nearly 30 miles away. 

With the next city-wide election just a few weeks away, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for a man who is no stranger to District 1 and the Hixson community.  Dr. Tom McCullough has been a leader in local education for over 40 years.  I have been fortunate to know him as my principal, my boss and friend.   

Please join me by voting for Dr. Tom McCullough City Council, District 1 on Tuesday, March 5.  Don’t forget, early voting begins Feb. 13.

Michael S. Kirk
Hixson

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Mr. Kirk:

Is this the same Tom McCullough that practically bankrupted the Christian school in East Brainerd?

The same Tom McCullough that didn't punish football players who drank and did nothing to stop the illegal recruiting that his teams did?

The same Tom McCullough whose teachers drink while on field trips?

These are just a few examples of what you're supporting. I dont know what is best for Chattanooga, but I know that Tom McCullough is not.

Mark Stephens


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