Keep Peter Murphy

Monday, February 25, 2013
Friends, neighbors and fellow business leaders of District 9,

I urge you to please get out and vote on Tuesday March 5. I would also strongly suggest you cast your ballot for our current Council Person, Peter Murphy. 

Peter’s dedication to neighborhoods taking charge of their own future began long before he was our councilman. He’s never asked anyone else to do anything he wasn’t willing to do himself. This kind of servant leadership is rare, and if people don’t come out and vote in this Council election, we will lose the best councilperson to serve our neighborhood.

Peter was endorsed by both the the Chattanooga Times and the Chattanooga Free Press, that in itself should tell you something. The Chattanooga Times stating, “He regularly brings his chainsaw to neighborhood alley cleanups. And in the council chambers, he has guided more action than controversy. Murphy believes the No. 1 job in government is to protect the people ... In doing that he’s made some pretty independent decisions that have not always been popular. In 2010, he voted against a city property tax increase ...When city sewer fees were raised, he argued for gradual increases.” 

The Chattanooga Free press also pointing out, "Murphy almost single-handedly prevented storm water fee increase, voted against the 2010 property tax increase, and, last year, pushed back against a ridiculous TVA policy regarding tree trimming that unnecessarily destroyed residents’ trees.”

If both newspaper editorial endorsements aren't enough how about the Fraternal Order of Police, and International Brotherhood of Police Officers. "As the leaders of the two largest organizations representing police officers in Chattanooga we need you to know that Councilman Peter Murphy has had a greater focus on the issues of crime and policing than anyone not already wearing a badge. Councilman Murphy’s support for our member’s work has produced actual results."

I as a resident and local business owner I have worked with Peter on several issues and watched him in action during council meetings and can honestly say there is no one better to represent us. 

Please vote March 5 to keep Peter Murphy on the council and moving our district and city forward. 

Michael Alfano


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