Senator Bob Corker To Speak At First Amendment Dinner Sept. 21

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga invites the Chattanooga community to its eighth annual First Amendment Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. This event educates about First Amendment rights and honors local veterans for their service.  

The keynote speaker will be United States Senator Bob Corker. The cost for this annual event is $10 (free for veterans) if reserved before July 7.  After July 7, the cost is $12 for both veterans and non-veterans. Make a reservation by calling 493-0270 ext. 10 or email rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com.

Senator Corker grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a degree in Industrial Management.  In 1994 he was appointed Tennessee commissioner of Finance and Administration.  In 2001 he was elected mayor of Chattanooga. As mayor he spearheaded the 21st Century Waterfront, attracted $2.1 billion new investment and established business recruitment efforts.  These efforts included helping to develop the 1,200 acre Enterprise South Industrial Park, now home to Volkswagen’s U.S. automotive production,

In 2006, Senator Corker was elected to the United States Senate.  He is a ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, is an active member of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and serves on the Special Committee on Aging.


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