Pam Ladd Says She Is Off To Strong Start To Try To Unseat Commissioner Mackey

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pam Ladd, who presided over the City Council for several years, hosted dozens of local Democrats at the Hart Gallery Tuesday night, kicking off her campaign for her Hamilton County Commission District 4 run.

Her staff said, "Early unity among residents, local Democrats, and community leaders positions Ladd as an early leader in the race, despite a crowded field. A number of party leaders and residents stepped up to volunteer and made contributions, demonstrating a strong base of support for the former City Councilwoman."

The campaign announced that it had raised over $2,000 from the kickoff event and signed up dozens of volunteers for the race ahead.

“I am thrilled at the outpouring of support I have received since beginning this campaign a month ago,” said Ms. Ladd. “I’ve worked hard all my life and I have the results to show it. The team we have gathered together is a strong one and we’ll be working hard to tell that story and win over every voter, one-by-one.”

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. She received the Girl's Inc. Unbought Unbossed award. Ms. Ladd also served as president of her homeowners association and has been a continuing partner with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Ladd said she has several community events planned and is already calling voters. She will begin going door-to-door in the weeks ahead "in order to tell her story and share her vision for the district."

Candidates include incumbent Warren Mackey.


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