There Is Only One Candidate For East Ridge Mayor

Saturday, May 24, 2014

This is not going to be your typical ‘three descriptors separated by a comma’ statement of support. Frances Pope is the only candidate for mayor of East Ridge; this statement is more of a fact than it is an opinion.

Let’s take a step back before we go into why Frances Pope is the most ideal candidate: Every election cycle there are always candidates who push certain ideals to sway potential voters (faith, conservative, and etc). Some of the candidates are elected; and usually, these same candidates do not deliver on their spoken principles or promises.  There are exceptions like Marc Gravitt, for example, who fulfill their campaign promises; however, these types of people are the exception to the rule and need their fellow elected officials to be of the same integrity and have a ‘city first’ attitude to be most effective. Let’s test the “overall, elected candidate’s quality” statement with a question: “Is East Ridge reported on in a more negative or positive light?” It’s a simple test, but it is generally effective. It’s not any one person’s fault: It’s just that most people in the south do not want to think of someone as dishonest or incapable.

 I think it is about time we put someone in the position of mayor who can actually do the job. It’s about time we put the person who is always in the background giving the numbers and details to the table. It’s about time we elect someone who doesn’t claim to be a preacher, but practices what they preach. It is about time we elect someone who doesn’t try to sell you on something they have no intention of delivering. It’s about time we elect someone we elect someone who can work with quality officials as a team.

It’s about time we Elect Frances Pope to East Ridge mayor. Anything else, it’s just a waste of everyone’s valuable time.  

Robert Frye


About Time On Cuba Recognition

Today the U.S. State Department formally dropped Cuba from its state sponsor of terrorism re-establishing diplomatic ties after 54 years of isolationism. Finally common sense has prevailed.   Of course, many Republicans objected but again it's about time . Strange how these Republicans think. The United States has diplomatic ties with Germany, Japan, Italy, Viet Nam, ... (click for more)

The Difference Between Good And Great In Education

In today’s world, we have the policymakers on one team with the educators on the other. In reality, they should both be working together on the same team.   Many educators see only what goes on in their classroom and school. If they come from an urban district, they have very little contact with others in their own district. Politicians and policymakers are influenced ... (click for more)

Work To Start Later This Year On Major Reworking Of U.S. 27 Downtown; 31 Walls To Be Erected As Cameron Hill Faces More Cuts

Work is set to start later this year on the $80 million reworking of U.S. 27 in downtown Chattanooga. TDOT's Jennifer Flynn said all of the right of way has been acquired and construction bids are tentatively scheduled to be opened in August.  The 1.4-mile project includes U.S. 27 from I-24 to south of the Olgiati Bridge.  Work was completed earlier this year ... (click for more)

2 Hurt At Soddy Daisy In Train/Car Accident

Two people were hurt in a train and car accident in Soddy Daisy. More information will follow as it becomes available.   (click for more)

Mocs Picked 8th In Preseason FCS Poll

We have not even reached June yet, but the preseason prognostications are already starting for the upcoming college football season.  Sporting News has already released its 2015 College Football Preview and picked the Mocs No. 8 in its preseason FCS top-25 and No. 1 in the Southern Conference.  Chattanooga is coming off a 10-4 overall record that included a trip to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Advances To National Amateur Championship

The Chattanooga Football Club beat the Maryland Bays 2-0 Friday night in the second semifinal game of the 2014 National Amateur Championships here in Chattanooga. Chattanooga advances to play the Michigan Bucks Saturday night at 7:30 in the championship. The two teams are competing for the Hank Steinbrecher Trophy which is awarded to the top amateur team in the nation.   ... (click for more)