Chattanooga Tea Party To Host Sheriff's Forum Thursday

Friday, March 14, 2014

With early voting a month away for the Hamilton County Republican Primary, the Chattanooga Tea Party will be hosting a forum to hear from the two candidates for sheriff, Internal Affairs Sergeant Chris Harvey and incumbent Sheriff Jim Hammond.  The forum will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and will include both moderated questions as well as questions from the audience.

Sheriff Jim Hammond is seeking reelection while Chris Harvey, an 18-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, is seeking the position currently held by Sheriff Hammond. 

The meeting will take place at the Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike (off Access Road, south of the Highway 153-Amnicola Highway intersection, next to The Lighting Gallery).              

Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable canned good item as the Chattanooga Tea Party is committed to supporting the local Chattanooga Area Food Bank. 

Make a reservation at the Chattanooga Tea Party’s Facebook page (link at ChattanoogaTeaParty.com). 


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