Pam Fleenor Is The Most Qualified Candidate For Chancellor - And Response (6)

Thursday, May 1, 2014
I believe that Pam Fleenor is the most qualified candidate for Hamilton County chancellor, Part I.

In reference to Pam, you will frequently hear the term “judicial temperament.”  The temperate judge or chancellor is the one who would treat all with respect, courtesy and civility.  Pam would certainly exhibit these qualities, as well as the wisdom and diligence to fairly decide the difficult cases that are presented in chancery court.

I urge anyone reading this to research the candidates for Hamilton County Chancery Part I, and to please vote in this very important election.  Our next chancellor will be elected to a term of eight years and determine the outcome of our communities most sensitive cases.  Hamilton County would be incredibly fortunate to have a candidate as qualified as Pam Fleenor to serve our community in such a capacity.

Brian L. O'Shaughnessy
O'Shaughnessy & Carter, PLLC

* * *

I am writing to encourage you to vote for Pam Fleenor for chancellor. I have known Pam for over 40 years. We were high school classmates at Central and college classmates at UTC, where Pam graduated magna cum laude. Pam has always possessed strong leadership skills. She received the Benwood Foundation's Chapin-Thomas merit scholarship to Cincinnati College of Law.

Pam has Christian values and this is evident in her role as a wife and mother, and in her work in the children's ministry at her church, Lookout Mountain Presbyterian. Pam is honest and dependable and treats people with respect. She will make a great judge because she will work hard and treat people fairly and try to do the right thing. I have always been proud to call Pam my friend and you will be proud to have her as your next chancellor. Please vote Pam McNutt Fleenor for chancellor.

Laura Scott Harvey
Ooltewah

* * *


I have known Pam Mcnutt Fleenor and her family for many years and believe she would be an outstanding jurist and worthy of the title “Chancellor”.

From my perspective, the critical traits that should be required to sit in judgment on any bench are a deep understanding of the applicable laws, an empathetic demeanor and disposition to impartially listen and understand multiple sides of an argument, wisdom that comes from years of courtroom and life experience in a strong and supportive family and most of all, compassion to be able to consider all variables in dispensing justice and/or rendering critical decisions.

Pam fits all of the above criteria and then some and I would be proud to address her as “your honor”.

I voted early and have already cast my vote for Pam and encourage others to do so as well.

Ken Meyer
East Ridge

* * *

I want to encourage everyone to vote for Pam Fleenor for Hamilton County Chancery Court Judge.  I have been friends with Pam for many years and I know that she would be an excellent addition to our judicial system.

She is smart, kind and fair and  holds herself to a high standard.  She gives her whole heart to everything she does whether in her family, church, community or profession, and I know that
she would do the  same as Chancellor.

So please get out and vote for Pam!

Bea Long
Chattanooga

* * *

I am writing to support Pam Fleenor for Chancellor.

For many, elections are about politics. But electing a judge should be about character and qualifications. Pam has both.

As a friend, neighbor and fellow church member, I know Pam personally.  Her character is one of deep faith, honesty, and a work ethic that is unsurpassed.

We all want impartial judges who work hard to serve the entire public, not a political activist.

Pam's got my friendship and trust. It's an honor to be able to cast a vote for her as Chancellor.  Please, support Pam Fleenor.

Sam Smartt

* * *


I rarely publicly support a particular candidate in local elections. However, I am glad to do so for Pam Fleenor. We often hear complaints about elected officials but if they are the only name on the ballot we do not have much of a choice. This time, for Chancellor, we are fortunate to have a choice. I know both candidates well and have worked with both. Either would do a good job . However, knowing both, I am compelled and proud to endorse Pam Fleenor and encourage others to cast their vote for Pam as I already have.

It is unfortunate that party politics is injected into a public office where the person elected takes a solemn oath to be fair, unbiased and impartial in their deliberations and decisions. That is our system in this State. Party officials often endorse or support candidates based on loyalties, allegiances and alliances that have little to do with qualifications. We can all probably think of or name political party candidates of national and local elections who have demonstrated they have little or no qualifications for the job to which they were elected; however, that would inject party politics into something I personally believe should remain above "politics as usual" - the selection of a fair, unbiased and impartial judge. 

I have practiced law in Chattanooga for over 30 years. I have known Pam for several years and have had occasion to work with her on some matters. I have observed her work on many more. She has all the qualifications for a Chancellor. Pam is regularly appointed by sitting judges to assist in certain cases which is in itself a strong endorsement. Pam has the proper demeanor, consideration, compassion and legal knowledge to preside over the types of cases that come before our Chancellors.

I only have one vote but when I have to make a choice between two qualified people I have to consider the issues and causes of my clients who are really the stakeholders when their case is in Chancery Court. As attorneys, we have an obligation to our clients to consider and support the person we believe is best qualified for the job. That job is to decide what is often one of the most important matters to ever happen in a client's life or business. Pam is the best choice and I wholeheartedly support and recommend her for Chancellor.

F. Scott LeRoy  

* * * 

I am voting tomorrow for Pam Fleenor as chancellor because we have enough politicians. It’s time to restore trust back into our elected leaders and Pam will do that. 

Pam is an honest individual whose campaign has expressed her personal qualifications. It is especially noteworthy that Pam has been speaking for herself. It’s a nice change to see someone work hard for my vote. 

I ask any to join me who’ve not yet voted.  Pam Fleenor really is the best choice. 

Jeff Kelly






Thankful For The Relationship Between McCallie And Ridgedale Community

I would like to thank all the leadership at McCallie for allowing us to use the ROC for holding the Ridgedale annual Christmas party. It is very ironic that the initial meeting Patricia Rogers held to see about forming a community association in Ridgedale was held 23 years ago in December.  Miss Rogers' vision to end the decay and blight surrounding her and her mother was ... (click for more)

Never Has So Many Owed So Much To So Few

In the last two weeks our area has faced unprecedented tragedy, from the school bus accident to our local fires to the tornadoes and fires to our northeast. To our magnificent police, fire, first responders, state officials and FEMA employees, I can only repeat the eloquent words of Sir Winston Churchill in his response to the bombing of England by the Nazis to the RAF: "Never ... (click for more)

Curtis Coleman Sentenced To 144 Months For Dealing Heroin

Curtis Allen Coleman, 41, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to serve 144 months in prison by Federal Judge Travis R. McDonough for heroin distribution in Chattanooga. Coleman pleaded guilty in August to a federal indictment charging him with, among other things, conspiracy to distribute heroin.  According to information on file with the United States District ... (click for more)

Red Cross Continues Tornado Relief In Southeast Tennessee

After tornadoes and strong straight-line winds moved through Southeast Tennessee on Tuesday evening, Red Cross mobilized more than 70 volunteers, provided shelter for displaced residents, and is working to ensure that emergency needs are being met for everyone who was affected.   “We are working very closely with our local Emergency Management Agencies and community partners ... (click for more)

Wilson, Hurricanes Pull Out 58-55 Win Against Baylor

From deep in the left corner, East Hamilton guard Vandrele Wilson, a 5-foot-7 junior, let fly with a 3-point shot, came back to the ground and stood concrete-still while watching the basketball hit nothing but net. As soon as the ball left his hand, Wilson was sure it was golden. The clutch 3-pointer gave East Hamilton a 56-55 lead over Baylor with 15 seconds remaining ... (click for more)

Hixson Holds Off Furious Late Comeback By East Ridge

The East Ridge Pioneers made an incredible comeback in the fourth quarter at Hixson Friday night, but unfortunately, close doesn’t count for much in high school basketball. The Wildcats didn’t exactly set the woods on fire with their free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter, but it was just good enough to save the day as Hixson prevailed by a 58-53 final in a game that really ... (click for more)