Why I Support Catherine Cate White For Judge

Monday, March 31, 2014

Yes, I support Katy for judge and yes, she is my sister, who better to know whether someone is qualified than your own sibling.  

I have watched her over the years as I pursued my career working for global chemical manufacturing companies while she pursued her law career in Chattanooga. I can remember growing up as our father, Forrest Cate Jr., started the Ford dealership downtown where Mtn. View Ford is today. He required every one of us kids to work at the dealership during the summer washing cars, weeding car lots or answering the phone. We never forgot the work ethic our father taught us at a very young age.  

We worked with folks from every background you can think of and it always stuck with us that people are all the same. I see it today when I travel abroad to Europe and Asia where people just want to be treated with respect no matter who you are or where you are from. Katy has that quality in abundance.  

Over the years I have recommended her expertise in litigation and mediation to colleagues in trouble and I’m always amazed with the absolute appreciation they feel for her guidance, commitment and fair mindedness. Chattanooga needs someone who knows the law, has experience in practicing the law and has the compassion for the truth and for the people it applies to.  The citizens of Chattanooga.

John Cate


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