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.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BARNETTE, VERANDA MESHELL  3856 CONAHANEY TRAIL CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 50 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF --- BEAMON, JOHN EARNEST  298 W 37TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37410  Age at Arrest: 39 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge DISORDERLY ... (click for more)

Brandon Robinson Captured A Day After Fleeing From Moccasin Bend

A man who fled from police custody while at Moccasin Bend Mental Hospital has been caught by the Grundy County Sheriff's Office. Brandon Robinson, 33, who fled the premises of Moccasin Bend on Saturday.  He was on a law enforcement hold out of Bedford County with the Shelbyville Police Department.  (click for more)

Make America Good Again

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jerika’s Last Dance

There is a horrifying disease called spinal muscular atrophy type 2 that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. What happens is the nerve cells in a person’s brain stem and spinal cord slowly die and, without the ability to voluntarily control your muscles, your body withers away in one of the most painful ways you can imagine. Jerika Bolen, age 14, can’t stand it any longer, nor ... (click for more)

Dunbar Promoted To Head Wrestling Job At Ooltewah

J.D. Dunbar had been promoted to head wrestling coach at Ooltewah High School. Dunbar, an assistant with the Owls’ mat program since 2012, becomes a head coach for the first time at the high school level. He replaces Bryant Blackmon, who recently resigned. The 36-year-old Dunbar is also the school’s strength and conditioning coach and assistant head football coach on ... (click for more)

Another Big Week For Chattanooga Football Club

More than 10,000 fans gathered at Finley Stadium last Saturday to see a 5-3 penalty kick win over Miami United.   CFC keeper Gregga Hartley made a save and scored the winning penalty kick, helping his team to advance to the national semifinals on Saturday.  They will host Sonoma County Sol at 7:30 in the comfy confines of "Fort Finley"  Chattanooga is the top ... (click for more)