Pam Ladd Announces Candidacy For County Commission District 4

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Former Chattanooga City Council Chair Pam Ladd picked up qualifying papers on Thursday to run for Hamilton County Commission District 4, announcing her intention to run in the May Democratic Primary against incumbent Warren Mackey.

County Commission District Four is entirely within the City of Chattanooga and overlaps with the district Ms. Ladd represented during her time on Chattanooga City Council. Many voters are new to District Four and this will be the first election after the last redistricting.

“Our community needs a voice that is experienced, a commissioner who works hard, and a leader with proven results,” Ms. Ladd said. “We need jobs, we need to fight crime, and we need to better prepare our children for the future. We have a lot of work to do, but working together we can get it done.”

Ms. Ladd is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, attending UT-Chattanooga as well as working for the TVA and Provident before starting her own business. She has served on the boards of the North River YMCA, United Way's Center for Non-Profits, and ArtsBuild. In recognition for her commitment to public service, she received the Girl's Inc. Unbought Unbossed Award. Additionally, Ms. Ladd has served as president of her homeowners association and has been a continuing partner with the Chamber of Commerce.

“I commit to being the hardest working person in public service in Hamilton County, because that’s what this district deserves. I’m excited to bring my experience, dedication, and drive to the commission,” Ms. Ladd noted. “County residents of the city pay the same amount of taxes and I want to make sure we have the same voice. We cannot afford to sit back—we’ve got to get to work.”

Ms. Ladd will be collecting signatures as well as meeting with voters in the coming weeks. The campaign will roll out an aggressive campaign to bring experienced, hardworking leadership to the district. 

Crime Stoppers: Armed Robbery At Highway 58 Family Dollar

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department are seeking information and the identity of the suspects of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar at 4749 Highway 58.  On April 7, at approximately 8:10 a.m., Chattanooga police responded to a robbery at the Family Dollar.  Two masked suspects entered the store and demanded the money from the registers. One of the ... (click for more)

Cleveland, Tn., Woman Missing Since 2011 Turns Up In Mississippi

A Cleveland, Tn., woman who had been missing since 2011 was found Tuesday in Mississippi. The Biloxi Sun Herald said 50-year-old Tammy Renee King, was walking along Mississippi 613 when a citizen stopped to help her. The Good Samaritan called the sheriff's office. Members of a local church plan to drive her back to Cleveland after she is checked out at a hospital. The newspaper ... (click for more)

Time For Tennessee To Act On Climate This Earth Day - And Response

Tennessee will join the rest of the southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the last 44 years, and assess current environmental conditions while evaluating our personal responsibility to a cleaner environment.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Jim Coppinger Excels

Jim Coppinger, who as the mayor of Hamilton County has understandably had to grow some thick skin, wants no part of the repulsive billboards now seen around town that ask, “Do you have gonorrhea?”  His Tuesday morning telephone call revealed he is just as disgusted as the rest of us who see them showing a picture of a forlorn African-American male. “You need to know the Hamilton ... (click for more)

Owls' Fugate Fires Two-Hit Shutout In 2-0 Win Over Blue Raiders

Ooltewah was on the verge of a District 5-AAA double-header sweep against Cleveland. But the Blue Raiders’ hot-hitting catcher Hunter Oliver had other ideas. The Owls rode Logan Fugate’s brilliant two-hit shutout and two first-inning runs to a 2-0 win over Cleveland in the first game at A.C. Bud Ball Field on Wednesday. “Logan is an absolute warrior,” Owls coach Brian Hitchcox ... (click for more)

UTC Men Netters Stop Davidson, 4-2

Chattanooga needed Jorge Varon's best match of the season and got it. The Valencia, Venezuela senior's straight set win at No.2 singles clinched the Mocs 4-2 win against No.8 seed Davidson in a first round match of the Southern Conference Tennis Championship at The Champions Club in Rivermont. "Jorge played great in singles and doubles (winning at No.3) and of course ... (click for more)