Sabrena Turner Receives Endorsement Of IBPO #673

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sabrena Turner, Republican nominee for the District 7 seat on the Hamilton County Commission, announced she has received the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers #673.

Rob Simmons, president of IBPO #673, said, “We feel that Sabrena will represent our members well and trust her integrity in the office she seeks.”

Sabrena Turner is the owner and lead broker at Sabrena Realty Associates in East Brainerd and was named the 2012 Realtor of the Year by GCAR. She is a graduate of Ooltewah High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bryan College.

She said, “It is an honor to receive the endorsement from the men and women that serve and protect our communities on a daily basis.  As a mother of a Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff, public safety is a paramount issue for me as well as a top issue in District 7.

“As commissioner, I will work to ensure that the safety needs of our schools and neighborhoods remain at the forefront while advocating for a stronger relationship between the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Chattanooga Police Department.”

Ms. Turner is the Republican nominee for Hamilton County Commission, District 7. The county general election is Thursday, Aug. 7, with early voting taking place from July 18-Aug. 2.


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