7 Former County GOP Chairs Endorse Joe Manuel For Chancellor

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Seven past Hamilton County GOP chairs have endorsed Joe Manuel for Chancellor of Hamilton County, Part 1. In a letter sent out to the GOP’s email list, the former chairpersons urged friends and fellow Republicans to vote for attorney Manuel in the upcoming county primary election.

The letter, signed by Harold Coker, Wayne Cropp, Grady Rhoden, Valerie Copeland-Rutledge, Marty Von Schaaf, Delores Vinson and Bobby Wood, expressed support for Mr. Manuel and highlighted his accomplishments within Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

“Joe has proven his dedication to the GOP by years of faithful support and service,” said Bobby Wood.  “His grasp of the law and fairness in applying it is a great asset to our Committees and the GOP.”

Attorney Manuel has served and led the GOP in several capacities.  Officials said, "He helped revise the Hamilton County bylaws to the point that when submitted to the State GOP Executive Committee for approval, some portions were adopted and incorporated into the State Bylaws.  His assistance as the GOP’s legal counsel helped enable a smooth and effective County GOP reorganization convention."

“Joe has been recognized for his contributions to the Hamilton County GOP over the years, and we know his skillsets will be an asset to the local government”, said Marty Von Schaff.  “We are convinced Joe has the integrity, skill, experience and judgment to be an outstanding Chancellor.”

 Early voting for the Hamilton County primary is April 16-May 1. The Hamilton County primary will take place on May 6.

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