Chattanooga Tea Party To Feature Campaign To Replace Tennessee Judges

Monday, July 14, 2014

With early voting beginning later this week, the Chattanooga Tea Party will be featuring several Aug. 7 ballot measures at its meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 

An expert on the topic will be making a presentation and answering questions on the Tennessee statewide judicial retention campaign.

Following the judicial retention discussion, Rhonda Thurman, write in candidate for Hamilton County Commission District 1, will share the reasons for her candidacy.  Her opponent, Randy Fairbanks, was also invited to speak but will be unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

Several other ballot measures will be presented and discussed and a representative from Citizens for Government Accountability & Transparency will share the group's list of endorsed and recommended candidates. 

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m at The Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike (off Access Road, just south of the Highway 153-Amnicola Highway intersection, next to The Lighting Gallery).

"As a reminder, bring a non-perishable canned good item as the Chattanooga Tea Party is committed to supporting our local Chattanooga Area Food Bank," officials stated.

Please RSVP at Chattanooga Tea Party’s Facebook page (link at ChattanoogaTeaParty.com). Donations will be accepted at the event to help defray costs.




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