Joe Manuel Is Best Qualified For Chancellor - And Response (3)

Friday, May 02, 2014

Joe Manuel is particularly qualified to serve as Hamilton County Chancellor by reason of his extensive law practice and long experience as a legal dispute mediator.  Much of what a Chancellor does is encouraging and assisting parties to a dispute to reach voluntary agreements to resolve their differences.  Actual trial and judgment by the Court is always more expensive, and usually more unpleasant for all parties than their own agreements which usually result from good mediations.  Mediation-minded judges can encourage this process. 

In addition, in our county the Chancellor who has a case assigned for trial will often ask the other Chancellor to mediate the case first.  Mr. Manuel brings this demonstrated capability to the table.  It is a valuable commodity. 

Scott N. Brown, Jr.

* * *

Lill and I have known Joe Manuel for over 30 years.  We have followed his career all this time and feel that the career path he has chosen perfectly prepares him to be our next Chancellor.  

We have already voted for him and respectfully ask each of you to vote for him election day.  

Harold and Lill Coker 

* * * 

Soon after Carol and I became politically active in Chattanooga we met Joe Manuel. We have been friends ever since. Joe and I have worked together from his office, conferred on matters related to lawsuits and appeals and even appeared together to the Appeals Court in Knoxville on two occasions as he argued our case.  

On another occasion I was to represent a group as an observer at a fact-finding meeting. When I was refused entry, Joe immediately drove to the location and beat on the door until we were allowed inside. He is that kind of man and lawyer.  

Joe has been engaged in the constant practice of law in Chattanooga for 38 years. On May 6, if the voters compare the experience and qualifications of the two candidates, they will see that Joe Manuel is best qualified person for the position of chancellor. 

Carol and Larry Grohn

* * *

We know Joe Manuel and his family personally and know he is a quality person and an outstanding lawyer. Joe and his wife Emmaly Wilbanks have raised three children and are active members of First Centenary Church where he serves as a lay reader.  

From our study of the candidate’s careers, Joe is far better qualified to be our next Chancellor. He is recognized as a leading trial lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. Joe has even written a book and created an “App” for iPhone. No one else has such broad experience. These skills compliment one another and enable Joe to see and appreciate all sides of the case before him. The Judicial Nomination Commission recognized his accomplishments in 2010 when it recommended him as qualified to serve as Chancellor.

We are voting for Joe Manuel for Chancellor because we know he is a person of integrity and by far the best qualified.

Hicks and Vicki Armor


Howley Isn't Ready For Prime Time On Signal Mountain Town Council

I am concerned about a lack of propriety I have seen in Chris Howley, a candidate for Signal Mountain Town Council. When Mr. Howley first heard about the conservation easement agreement he posted on his FaceBook page a scathing letter he had sent the current council accusing them of having a "hidden agenda" and asking questions indicating a complete lack of knowledge about the ... (click for more)

My Trust Is In Temple, Pierce And Causer

My daughter used to jokingly say, “Don't just do something!... Stand there!” Lately I feel I'm just standing there, reading relentless newsprint against two decent Red Bank commissioners up for re-election Nov. 4. We are tired of psycho-babble from campaign cheerleaders who orchestrated a “forum” (pep rally for their team – Roberts and Co.). Shame shame, Causer, Pierce and Temple ... (click for more)

Two North Shore Sold To Pennsylvania Real Estate Firm For Almost $24 Million

The Two North Shore commercial development on Manufacturers Road in North Chattanooga has been sold to a Pennsylvania real estate firm for  $23,983,363. Steve Arnsdorff, who developed the successful center from the ground up and has continued to manage it, said the deal closed last week. He said the sale for the property at 319 Manufacturers Road is to Stoltz Real Estate ... (click for more)

Lookout Valley Middle High School Closed Friday Due To Water Main Break

County school officials said late Thursday night that LookoutValley Middle High School will be closed Friday due to a water main break. Officials said, "This is an official message from the Hamilton County Department of Education to the parents, faculty, and staff of Lookout Valley Middle High School.  Please accept our apologies for the lateness of this message. "Due ... (click for more)

Owls Beat McMinn, 30-12, To Complete Unbeaten Regular Season

Undefeated. Sounds nice, huh. After a sluggish first half that produced only three points on a Laszlo Toser field goa., third-ranked Ooltewah came to life in the third quarter, riddled McMinn County’s defense with three Kelvin Leon touchdown passes in the third quarter and went on to beat the Cherokees, 30-12, at James N. Monroe Stadium to secure the school’s third unbeaten ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Clobbers Grundy Co. For 7-AA Title

Notre Dame coach Charles Fant is always hoping that his Fighting Irish football team can get off to a fast start. He never thought it would be as quick as what he saw Thursday night at Jim Eberle Field. With a District 7-AA championship on the line on an evening when they honored all of the fall senior athletes, a football game turned into a track meet and eventually a victory ... (click for more)