Tom Tomisek Will Bring A Fresh Approach To Local Government

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tom Tomisek will make a great Chattanooga City Councilman. Tom will bring a fresh approach to Chattanooga government that will insure spending will be for only what is necessary and not the frivolous.  Tom will address the concerns of the District 4 community, which pays more taxes into the city but has not gotten a fair return for the taxes it has paid. 

I first met Tom over 30 years ago in Chattanooga Jaycees.  Back then the Chattanooga Jaycees was a 400 member group which regularly won awards for being not just a great local organization, but one of the top chapters in Tennessee and the United States.  Tom was Ways and Means vice-president.  That was absolutely the toughest job in the Chattanooga Jaycees.  He was responsible for the Haunted House, the Christmas Tree Sale and the Tri-State Fair.  All of these projects involved tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars and managing 50+ volunteers for each project for months on end.  Most of these projects had at least a month each requiring five plus hours a day of volunteer work on Tom’s part.  He had to recruit, inspire and motivate the other members who worked on these projects (requiring five plus hours a day for them). The ultimate purpose of these projects was to raise funds to help the less fortunate of the Chattanooga Community.  Tom  ran these projects well and accounted for every penny.  He fulfilled the Jaycee Motto of “Service To Humanity Is the Best Work of Life.”

Tom was also an active longtime member and officer of the Chattanooga Citizens Taxpayers Association, a group that was an aggressive watchdog over local government, always pushing for low taxes and responsible public spending.  

Tom has been president of both the Downtown and Nighttime Pachyderms, actively serving the Republican Party and the Chattanooga community.  While this is a non-partisan race, for those to whom the issue matters, Tom has been active in those groups for years and years here in Chattanooga.  Tom has worked for and supported Republican candidates here in Chattanooga for decades.  He has been loyal to our nominees.

He has been an entrepreneur and job creator right here in Chattanooga owning TNT Auto Parts and later, coin laundries in the 23rd street area. Tom has lived here, worked here and created jobs here for decades.  Tom understands Chattanooga and what its people need and want. 

I can say that over all these years he has always sought to do good for others, he is honest, he does not play political games and is a true friend. He has done his good works here in Chattanooga and did not recently drop in from St. Elsewhere.  Tom is not unknown or untested.  While some of the wheeler-dealer Pols around here seem to always go for the latest new unknown, that is not a good approach to selecting those who govern. Tom has friends and family here and has been an active community leader for decades.

Vote for Tom Tomisek for Chattanooga city councilman , District 4--- Early voting has started.

Christian Lanier
Chattanooga

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