Sabrena Turner - A Leader Of The People, For The People

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Each of us no doubt remembers that most famous address by President Abraham Lincoln in which he voiced these timeless words: "...government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people..."  While they were offered in a period of national upheaval and at an extremely somber moment, they have become words which are both inspiring and unique to the American experience. 

Many, challenged by the truths of Lincoln's text, have sought to take hold of and engage in that government, some pursuing that calling in Washington, others in our state capitol and some locally.

One such individual who embodies the spirit to which Lincoln referred is Sabrena Turner. While Sabrena is seeking to serve the people of Hamilton County in District 7 on the County Commission, her track record is one of leading the people and their issues from amongst them, as a fellow citizen. 

One of the great battles of our community over the last several years has been that of annexation, pitting the People against the Enlightened Elite, truly a David versus Goliath struggle. But when the time came to lead and fight, Sabrena stepped forward, undeterred by the size of the task or the resources of the opponent.  As a founding board member of Hamilton County Residents Against Annexation, an entity Sabrena assisted in forming, she was on the front lines in this momentous battle that has saved property owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes to date, not to mention the million of dollars that will continue to be saved in future years. 

While the annexation battle served to reveal the true character and values of Sabrena, she is far from a single issue or one dimensional candidate.  As a small business owner, Sabrena was named the 2012 Realtor of the Year.  She serves or has served on a number of boards, is active in her church and continues to credit her successes to her faith in God and commitment to Jesus Christ. 

It was Vince Lombardi who said, "Leaders are made, they are not born.  They are made by hard effort, which is the price all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."  

Sabrena is one such made leader "of the people, by the people, for the people."  And it's why my wife and I are pleased to not only vote for Sabrena, but we are eager to encourage our friends, neighbors and citizens of District 7 to join us in electing Sabrena Turner as our next Hamilton County District 7 Commissioner.  

 

Mark and Lori West

Ooltewah



Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus, House Republicans Weekly Wrap Up

The Tennessee Senate passed several key bills this week, including the state budget and major legislation to curb opioid abuse, as the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly draws to a close. The $37.5 billion “no growth” budget proposes state government spending for the next fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018 and extends to June 30, 2019.  The balanced budget, ... (click for more)

What's The Law On Firearm Target Practice In Chattanooga? - And Response (2)

All my life I’ve been plagued by people citing unwritten rules and regulations that are always news to me. As a child, a boy, a man, there’s been a steady stream of those who pretend to explain things to me, while really just voicing their personal opinions. Such explanations are usually intended to insult, embarrass, humiliate, or intimidate the victim.  I can handle facts; ... (click for more)

Jury Clears Juvenile Judge Philyaw Of Discrimination Charge In Dismissal Of Openly Gay Magistrate

A federal jury deliberated about an hour on Tuesday afternoon before ruling in favor of Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw, who had been sued by an openly gay magistrate that he dismissed. Judge Travis McDonough had dismissed the other two defendants - Court Administrator Sam Mairs and Hamilton County - from the case at the close of the proof. Judge Philyaw said, "I thank the ... (click for more)

Attorney Elliott Says City Council Action On Mountain Creek Zoning Case "Highly Irregular And Highly Illegal"

The City Council on Tuesday night took action on a Mountain Creek zoning case, though attorney Sam Elliott said it was "highly irregular and highly illegal." The council voted 7-2 to instruct the city attorney to file a new zoning case on a section of the former Quarry golf course against the wishes of the owner of the property and the developer who plans to buy it. Attorney ... (click for more)

Moc Golfers Tied For 2nd at SoCon Championships

It was a cold, miserable, soggy day at Pinehurst No. 9 for the second round of the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championships. It showed for the Chattanooga Mocs as they dropped into a tie for second with ETSU at 594. “We got off to a great start over the first three or four holes and I thought this could be a really good day,” Coach Mark Guhne began. “Then we started to ... (click for more)

Lookouts Drop Double Header To First-Place Jackson Generals Monday

Jackson, TN.- The Jackson Generals are running away with the Southern League North division's first-half title with a 15-2 record. On Monday, they won the second and third games of their series against the Chattanooga Lookouts with a 7-0 shutout in Game One, and a come-from-behind 7-6 walk-off win in Game Two. A year ago, Zack Littell went 19-1 between two levels and three teams. ... (click for more)