Ken Smith, Roger Tuder Receive CGAT Backing

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ken Smith and Mark West
Ken Smith and Mark West

Ken Smith, District 3 candidate for City Council, was awarded a certificate of endorsement by the Citizens for Government Accountability and Transparency at Karl’s Restaurant in Hixson. Roger Tuder, District 2 candidate for City Council, was awarded the certificate of endorsement at Jeffersons Restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. 

Mark West, CGAT president, stated, “We are pleased to announce our support for Ken Smith, who has demonstrated to our group that he is indeed the candidate for City Council District 3 who most closely aligns with our values and ideals.

Mr. West also said, “We are pleased to announce our support for Roger Tuder, who has demonstrated to our group that he is indeed the candidate for City Council District 2 who most closely aligns with our values and ideals.”

CGAT is "a Political Action Committee dedicated to promoting and supporting limited government, fiscal conservatism and free markets by pursuing the values and principles enumerated within the United States and Tennessee Constitutions."

Mark West and Roger Tuder
Mark West and Roger Tuder

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