Roger Tuder Is The Clear Choice For District 2 - And Response (2)

Friday, February 15, 2013

I recently met Roger Tuder as he and his campaign team walked through my neighborhood. I also heard Roger speak at a candidate forum for the Chattanooga City Council elections. Without question Roger Tuder is the best choice for District 2.  

It is clear Roger knows the job of a City Council member.  He talked about older neighborhoods like mine and the needs we face such as an aging infrastructure and crime.  Roger knows the real challenges facing District 2. 

In our neighborhood, we have had a problem of trees growing in our drainage passage way for some time.  After months of unreturned phone calls and no response by Chattanooga Public Works, our problem is now resolved. Roger took it upon himself in the midst of a campaign to take time to take pictures and make phone calls to solve the problem.  That’s not very glamorous is it?  Roger put the needs of our neighborhood ahead of his campaign.  This simple act has earned my vote.

Roger Tuder is his own man and does not owe his political career to anyone.  Roger Tuder is clearly the best choice for City Council District 2. 

Norma Haynes
Hixson 

* * *  

I urge District 2 voters to vote for Roger Tuder for City Council.  Roger understands the issues confronting Chattanooga -- economic development and quality of life issues, among others. He is a native Chattanoogan and has worked in banking and construction.   

Currently, he heads the Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee.  He understands planning, budgeting, operations, and personnel matters.  He is a proven manager. Plus, he has solid experience, and he knows how "to get the most out of a dollar." 

Finally, Roger listens.  He will welcome your thoughts and ideas and will work hard to make Chattanooga a better place to live and to work.  I have known him for 20 years and know him to be an honest, competent, and sincere person. 

Dr. Ron Cox 

* * * 

Roger Tuder is running for City Council in District 2 because he deeply cares for the future of all the people in our district.  With a focus on increasing neighborhood safety, accountability in government and getting real value from hard-earned tax dollars, Tuder will serve us well.  His “no nonsense,” down to earth personality and moral backing will prove to be the voice of reasoning for District 2. 

As a new comer to politics, he brings decades of real world experience that are not only necessary for the job, but refreshing.  I believe he will create value and serve the people. 

I invite anyone to reach out to Roger in the weeks to come.  He’ll easily prove that he is running because he wants to make our community a better place. 

Lesley Scearce
Chattanooga


Outrageous To Give Vehicles To Nation Of Islam Neighborhood Patrol

Chief of Police Fred Fletcher of the Chattanooga Police Department has recently decided to give two surplus patrol vehicles to the Nation of Islam Neighborhood Patrol. This is an insult to the life and memory of PO Philip Cardillo who lost his life in April 1972 at the hand of the members of the Nation of Islam Mosque No.7 in Harlem and his fellow officers who were savagely beaten ... (click for more)

Joe Smith Will Make An Incredible Difference

While now in retirement several hundred miles from Chattanooga, I was still quite excited to hear that my friend and colleague of many years, Joe Smith, had decided to run for the District 3 seat on the Hamilton County Commission. What an incredible difference he will make as he serves your community.  For a number of years I served in a counseling position at McCallie School. ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Beats Red Bank On Senior Night

It was Senior Night at Signal Mountain on Wednesday as the Lady Eagles played their last regular-season volleyball match at home before they host next week’s District 7-AA tournament and all went pretty much as planned. It was a battle of regular-season district champions as the 6-AA queen Red Bank Lionettes provided the opposition for the 7-AA winning Lady Eagles. Signal ... (click for more)

Hamilton Heights Announces 2016-17 Hoops Slate

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy released its 2016-17 varsity boys’ basketball schedule on Thursday. The Hawks will participate in 13 events around the country, including the prestigious Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbus, S.C., the Marshall County Hoopfest in Ky., and the Flyin’ To The Hoops Classic in Dayton, Ohio.  Locally, the Hamilton Heights squad will host ... (click for more)