Vince Dean Endorsed By Local Fraternal Order Of Police For Criminal Court Clerk

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge # 22 has endorsed Vince Dean for Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk. The Rock City Lodge # 22 includes officers and deputies from every police department in Hamilton County.

"Our chapter endorses Vince Dean for Criminal Court Clerk because of his unquestionable character and his proven ability to lead our local community," said Sean O'Brien, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge. "Vince has faithfully served our state and local area for nearly 40 years both as an elected official and a law enforcement officer, and we trust Vince to provide the sound management and dependable service Hamilton County deserves in its Criminal Court Clerk's Office.

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Vince Dean served as Tennessee state representative for District 30 from 2006 to 2014. In 2013, he was appointed chair of the House Transportation Committee. Previously, Mr. Dean was appointed to the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. He was also elected Majority Floor Leader of the 107th General Assembly and named the County Clerk's Association Legislator of the Year.

Mr. Dean was a three-term city council member and mayor of East Ridge. Before his public service in East Ridge, Mr. Dean was a member of the Chattanooga Police Department for 27 years.

A native of Hamilton County, Vince Dean is a graduate of Baylor School, and he attended both the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Cleveland State. He and his wife Deborah live in East Ridge and have two daughters, Olivia & Sallie, and a son, Justin.

"I am humbled and incredibly grateful to receive the endorsement of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police," said Mr. Dean. "These dedicated public servants deal firsthand with the Criminal Court Clerk's Office day in and day out, and they see the need for a change in leadership. I am honored they are confident I am the right man for the job."

Mr. Dean is the Republican nominee for Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk. Early voting for Criminal Court Clerk will begin July 18 and end on Aug. 2, followed by election day on Aug. 7.

 




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