Patsy Hazlewood Endorsed By Home Builders Association

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Patsy Hazlewood has received the endorsement of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga for Tennessee State Representative of District 27. 

“We are fortunate to have such a capable and qualified candidate,” said Teresa Groves, executive officer of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga. “Mrs. Hazlewood has the experience and track record to bring economic development to this region as the representative for District 27. She will be a leader who understands business and how business works. We encourage all residents of District 27 to vote for Patsy Hazlewood.”

Ms. Hazlewood also recently earned endorsements from former Hamilton County mayor and Tennessee deputy governor Claude Ramsey, as well as Tom McCullough and Charlie White, two of Ms. Hazlewood’s former opponents in the race for District 27 State Representative.

“Receiving the support of a group that is passionate about building quality communities in Chattanooga is an honor and matches my own desire to see Hamilton County thrive and grow for ourselves and our children,” said Ms. Hazlewood. “I am extremely thankful to the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga for their vote of confidence.”

Selected by Governor Haslam to serve as regional director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Ms. Hazlewood managed the economic development of the ten-county southeastern region for just under three years. Ms. Hazlewood is also a founding director of CapitalMark Bank and Trust, and she worked with AT&T and BellSouth for more than 30 years in various leadership capacities.

Ms. Hazlewood earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She currently lives with her husband, Hal, on Signal Mountain. She is a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder and trustee.

 Ms. Hazlewood is a Republican candidate for Tennessee state representative of District 27. Early voting begins Friday, July 18, and ends Aug. 2, followed by election day on Aug. 7.

For more information on Ms. Hazlewood, please visit www.ElectPatsy.com.


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