Patsy Hazlewood Names Campaign Leadership For District 27 State Representative Race

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
From left to right: Bill Raines, Hal Hazlewood, Grady Williams, Patsy Hazlewood, Tom Edd Wilson, Craig Holley, Steve Jett, Claude Ramsey, Dalton Thompson, & Gina Crumbliss
From left to right: Bill Raines, Hal Hazlewood, Grady Williams, Patsy Hazlewood, Tom Edd Wilson, Craig Holley, Steve Jett, Claude Ramsey, Dalton Thompson, & Gina Crumbliss

Patsy Hazlewood, Republican candidate for the Tennessee House District 27 seat, announced her campaign team at the Red Bank Community Center.

Members of the Hazlewood campaign include:

Campaign Chairman- Grady Williams

Campaign Treasurer- Nick Decosimo

Campaign Manager- Dalton Thompson

Campaign Finance Team- Claude Ramsey, Tom Edd Wilson, Fred Decosimo, Gina Crumbliss, Marcy Eason, John Foy, Craig Holley, Steve Jett, Bill Raines, Susan Rich, and Jo Ann Yates.

"I'm thrilled and honored to have such a dedicated and accomplished team by my side," said Ms. Hazlewood. "My team is comprised of many community and business leaders who care deeply for District 27. I believe this team will help steer our campaign toward a victory in August and will give us the chance to ensure the people of District 27 have the representation they deserve and a voice they can trust in Nashville."

District 27 is comprised of the following local areas: Lookout Valley, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Falling Water, Mowbray Mountain, and Soddy Daisy, as well as municipalities that hug the western border of Hamilton County.

Ms. Hazlewood indicated the focus of her campaign will be job creation and the development of an educated workforce in the region.   "In listening to voters in District 27, it is clear they want results and not talking points," said Ms. Hazlewood. "The priorities I've heard are the need for job creation and an educated workforce that is equipped academically and technologically."

Ms. Hazlewood was most recently appointed regional director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development by Governor Bill Haslam. She managed the economic development of the 10-county southeastern region for just under three years. Hazlewood also gained more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, working with AT&T and BellSouth as assistant vice-president for legislative and external affairs and in other leadership capacities. As an organizer and founding director of CapitalMark Bank and Trust, Ms, Hazlewood continues to serve as director for CapitalMark Bank.

Additionally, Ms. Hazlewood served as former president of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce board and the Better Business Bureau board. She was ultimately honored as the Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year and the 2012 Tennessee Woman of Distinction. Ms. Hazlewood was also the first woman elected president of the Chattanooga Rotary Club in the organization's then 96-year history. Ms. Hazlewood has served as board member and chair of many community organizations, including: United Way of Greater Chattanooga, The Enterprise Center, River City, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, along with various others.

Ms. Hazlewood earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She is an active member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder and trustee. Ms. Hazlewood and her husband, Hal, have lived on Signal Mountain for more than 34 years.

Early voting for the Republican nomination for State Representative for District 27 begins July 18, and election day is Aug. 7.  For more information about Patsy Hazlewood, please visit www.electpatsy.com.  


W Road Closed Tuesday

The Hamilton County Highway Department announced the W Road will be closed Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for general  maintenance and clean up.   (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Celebrates Brad Jones’ Retirement

The Dalton Police Department said goodbye to one of its own Friday as longtime employee Brad Jones celebrated his retirement from the agency. Mr. Jones served the department as a civilian employee. He joined the DPD in 1988 as a dispatcher.  Mr. Jones served as a dispatcher until 1994 when he moved into the property and evidence room as a P&E custodian.  He retired ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)