I voted early today, as I always do. I make my mind up early and get it done so I have no excuse to miss out on election day.
I voted to elect former Chattanooga city employee of nearly 40 years, Guy Satterfield, to lead our city. Why? I have known Guy for over a decade now and his insight into wasteful spending in one area of concern is the main reason. His stories of how much money that has been misused will turn your stomach. Guy has expressed how he would change specific areas of how money is appropriated and the need for a close eye to follow.
Guy has indeed expressed the desire to trim where trimming needs to be done, either with less hard-earned taxpayer money or the need to reduce the size of certain departments. We all know many jobs within government that could use a good cleansing and I firmly believe Guy at his word that he will do it.
We don't need to renew Chattanooga.....we need to reduce the number of people doing the same job.
The "ideas" put forth by one of the other well-known and very well financed candidates is a scene in Utopia. Everyone wants all those things for their city, but we don't get any plans of action as to how to get there.
What this city needs is someone that has been there, looked at that and finally is fed up enough to do something about it. Guy Satterfield is that person and I ask you to check him out, talk with him and cast your vote for Guy Satterfield as Chattanooga's next mayor.