We Need Vince Dean's Leadership And Transparency - And Response (3)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I strongly urge my fellow citizens to vote for Vince Dean for Criminal Court clerk.  It is time for a change in this office, and we need accountability and leadership.  Vince Dean is the right man for this position.  

I have known Vince for many years as commissioner of Lakesite, and we also attend the same church.  Vince is one of the hardest working individuals I know.  His experience in the state legislature will translate into a more efficient Criminal Courts Clerk's office.  

Personally, Vince is the most approachable, down to earth person I know. He helps people, and takes it upon himself to make his community a better place.  

We need Vince's leadership and transparency. Remember to vote for Vince Dean for Criminal Court clerk.

David Howell

Lakesite 

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Some of you may recognize my name and associate it with questioning actions of local government and officials.  There is one elected official that I would like to share my opinion on today. 

That gentleman would be current District 30 State House Representative Vince Dean.   Vince was a councilmember in East Ridge and mayor of East Ridge before he moved on to his role in Nashville. 

Have Vince and I always agreed on everything?  No.  Have we always talked openly, honestly, with respect for each other and each other’s opinions?  That would be a resounding yes.

The effectiveness of an elected official is not that they always do what you want them to do, but that they research, listen, learn and make the best decision for all citizens.  That is what Vince Dean always tries to do. 

Vince has always been open to listen to his constituents.  Vince will explain to you the stand he takes on any issue.  Vince is open to other people’s opinions, but steadfast when he is on the track of doing the right thing.  When faced with a challenge, Vince perseveres until the task is complete. 

Many times Vince has been a mentor to educate me, advise me where I can get information I need and encourage me to look at different sides of an issue.   Even though I am his senior, I have learned and continue to learn from his sharing of his experience and governmental knowledge. 

Do you want a Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk who will take the job seriously, who understands law enforcement and the challenges of the court system?  Do you want someone who has experience with legislation, policies, budgets, managing people and getting the job done with ethics, responsibility and efficiency?  Do you want someone who will be accountable to his constituents and treat everyone with respect, from citizens to employees of the court?  Do you want a good steward of your tax dollars? 

If you do, then I ask you to join me in casting your vote on Aug. 7 for Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk for Vince Dean. 

If you are as anxious as I am to vote for Vince, then don't wait.  Thanks to the Hamilton County Election Commission you can vote at your convenience and not wait until election day.  Early voting starts July 18. 

Frances Pope 

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Do you want a guy that has never done the job? Do you want a guy that's a politician? Then vote for Vince Dean.  

On the other hand, do you, "...want a Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk who will take the job seriously...? Do you want someone who has experience...? Do you want someone who will be accountable to his constituents and treat everyone with respect, from citizens to employees of the court? Do you want a good steward of your tax dollars?  

If, as you say, these questions are important, then keep Gwen Tidwell. 

Herb Montgomery
Chattanooga 

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The election for our next Criminal Court clerk is coming up soon and I would like to urge my friends and the citizens of this great county to vote for Vince Dean.  Vince is a friend of mine and I have known him for years.  He is a man of great integrity and will do well in this capacity. I am a Democrat albeit I agree with Vince on most issues and have always voted for him. 

Vince has been instrumental in bringing businesses to our region, such as our VW plant and the Pro Bass shop.  I think it is vital to have someone of his expertise to run the Criminal Court.  He has proven he can budget and handle finances in all of his previous positions.  Vince is no stranger to the court system either as he is a retired sergeant from the CPD.  He is a great leader and his character is as good as his reputation, which is also a great asset. 

Also the supporting of many attorneys, for his opponent is very disturbing to me. 

Please cast your vote for Vince Dean, you will be glad you did. 

Dianne Brock


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