Time For Change, Time For Weston Wamp

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What is the outcome of electing the same 3rd District Congressman again? Nothing changes. Now is the time for change, Weston Wamp for 3rd District.

Some will ask why make a change when the representation of the 3rd District seems to be okay?  We should not settle for okay because it is comfortable.  At times in our life we become comfortable in either or both of our personal and professional life.  When we are in the “comfort-zone” change can be against our nature, however without legitimate change the likelihood of a better or different outcome is unlikely or impossible.  However I am confident many of us may think, “regardless of political party change is what is needed in both the politics and politicians representing this country.”

As a retired colonel with almost 30 years of service I have a good sense of both how to follow and how to lead.  I have formed my opinion during my career in many staff and command positions that include my recent commands in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It is my strong opinion Weston Wamp will be the type of leader we need in the 3rd District.  He will be available to his district at all times and he will quickly bring fresh new conservative ideas to Congress.   Weston has great interpersonal skills, which will result in a quick ascent to important positions in Congress were he and other newly elected like-minded conservatives can finally make appropriate and lasting changes.

Finally if we could put aside our subjective opinions and for a moment ask ourselves, has anything of substance been accomplished by Congressman Fleischmanm in his two terms in Congress?  Do we feel Chuck has communicated with his constituents freely and openly with the media and in person? Has he truly attempted to debate the issues with other candidates? Or does he hide behind the fact the district is mostly conservative so whoever is the Republican candidate in the general election is a shoo-in for the 3rd Congressional District seat?

Change is brewing in Congress and our district desperately needs a change in representation for all people of the district regardless of their politics. 

Colonel (Retired) Brett M. Hale
Ooltewah


America

Some have said down through history If you last it's a mystery But I guess they don't know what they're talking about From the mountains down to the sea You've become such a habit with me America, Ame-er-ica Sammy Johns penned these words back in 1973. It was the end of a war or, more properly, a police action… a police action that cost the lives of 58,220 of our ... (click for more)

In Support Of Marty Haynes

Early voting is now in progress and continues through July 30, with election day being Aug. 4.   I am asking the voters of Hamilton County to join me in casting their vote for Marty Haynes, who is on the ballot for assessor of property. I know this office needs the continued leadership it has with the past assessors. My late husband, Roy Rumfelt, served under the last ... (click for more)

Hixson Man Charged With Sending Threatening Emails To General Sessions Court Judge

A 30-year-old Hixson man has been charged with making threats to kill General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom after police said they found evidence to tie him to recent threats against the judge. David Lee Graham, of 1730 Colorado St., is charged with retaliation against a judge. His bond was raised to $100,000. Detective Ric Whaley said he had been conducting an investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Carry Injured 15-Year-Old Boy Out Of Pocket Wilderness

First responders spent Sunday afternoon rescuing an injured 15-year-old boy at the Pocket Wilderness at the foot of Mowbray Mountain. At 1:20 p.m. , a 911 call was made reporting a teenager had injured his ankle from cliff jumping at the "Blue Hole " at the Pocket Wilderness. Tennessee State Parks and the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and immediately ... (click for more)

McCallie's Viscomi Named To All-America Soccer Team

As he prepares to begin his senior year at McCallie, Drew Viscomi is still being honored for his junior soccer season. The most recent award for the dominant forward came this week as he was named to the All-America team for the Spring 2016 season. The highly-respected Top Drawer Soccer listed Viscomi as one of five second-team forwards out of 25 total players from across ... (click for more)

Another Big Week For Chattanooga Football Club

More than 10,000 fans gathered at Finley Stadium last Saturday to see a 5-3 penalty kick win over Miami United.   CFC keeper Gregga Hartley made a save and scored the winning penalty kick, helping his team to advance to the national semifinals on Saturday.  They will host Sonoma County Sol at 7:30 in the comfy confines of "Fort Finley"  Chattanooga is the top ... (click for more)