Sheriff Jim Hammond Announces Campaign Team

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Pictured from left to right: Emerson Russell, Henry Hoss, Sheriff Jim Hammond, Jeanie Hammond, Tom Edd Wilson, & Michelle Harstine
Pictured from left to right: Emerson Russell, Henry Hoss, Sheriff Jim Hammond, Jeanie Hammond, Tom Edd Wilson, & Michelle Harstine
Sheriff Jim Hammond announced the members of his campaign leadership Thursday. Mr. Hammond is running for re-election, seeking the GOP nomination for Hamilton County Sheriff in the Republican May 6 primary.

“I’m honored to share the campaign trail with such a dedicated and capable team,” Mr. Hammond said. “These leaders are passionate about Hamilton County’s personal safety, and they are an asset to my re-election campaign for Hamilton County Sheriff.

Tom Edd Wilson, retired president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, will be coordinating Mr. Hammond’s campaign as campaign chairman.  

“Jim Hammond has stepped up and led the Sheriff’s Office through significant improvements and difficult budget years," said Mr. Wilson. "He will continue to work hard for every Hamilton County citizen."

Emerson Russell, president and CEO of ERMC- Total Facility Management, is leading Mr. Hammond’s fundraising initiatives as campaign finance chairman.  

“Our sheriff has demonstrated his leadership throughout this entire region," said Mr. Russell. "Supporters of his campaign are deeply appreciated and can know that Jim Hammond will continue his commitment to servant leadership.”

Henry Hoss, CPA, partner at Barto, Hoss, & Company, P.C., will manage the campaign funds as treasurer. Michelle Harstine will be organizing and overseeing the campaign’s events as events coordinator.

“The honor of serving our citizens must be earned. I've got a strong team that will actively listen to voters’ concerns and seek their support in the months ahead,” Mr. Hammond stated.

Mr. Hammond will be on the May 6 ballot in the Republican primary election with the early voting period running from April 16 through May 1.

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