I Will Back Jack - And Response

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I strongly back Jack Benson for re-election to the City Council. I support him because he has served my neighborhood well as our councilman for the past several years in helping to protect our homeowners on King Arthur from much of the commercial encroachment efforts by Matt Hullander & Partners. The many signs on Hullco property supporting the opposition, are evidence of the Hullander opposition to Jack's re-election.

Jack is a true public servant. His career as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, and director of Big Brothers/Sister Association is a reflection of his mission to serve others. He has dedicated his life to serving others and I am thankful that he is willing to continue his services on the City Council.

Jean McKamey 

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We need Mr. Jack Benson in District 4. 

I live in a small community in Mr. Benson’s district. Our community has request his assistance on a number of occasions.  He is always available and we have never failed to reach him when needed, and, very important, he has worked closely with us to reach a fair and appropriate resolution to every problem we ask his help with.    

If you live in Mr. Benson’s district you already know how hard he works for everyone in his district and for the city of Chattanooga.   This is why I am whole heartedly behind him and encourage everyone in his district to keep Mr. Benson as our representative for District 4.  

Please vote for Mr. Benson on March  5. 

Don Shoemaker



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