Tim Boyd Reflects The Values Of District 8 Voters - And Response

Monday, July 21, 2014

My wife and I have made our home in District 8, and this year we have been fortunate to open a small business within the district.  We are very proud to have Tim Boyd represent us on the Hamilton County Commission.  Commissioner Boyd is the Republican candidate, and over the past four years has shown his commitment to conservative principles. Whether standing up for prayer at commission meetings, voting against increased property tax rates, or championing liberty by strongly opposing traffic camera LIDAR devices, Tim reflects the values of District 8 voters. 

The Chattanooga Times endorsement during the May primary paints a clear picture of the Tim Boyd that I know: “What he may lack in tact and policy finesse, he makes up for in an ability to analyze a problem and a fearlessness about refusing to be rushed into uninformed votes.” Tim asks the hard questions that need to be asked when our tax dollars are being spent and looks for simple, common sense solutions.

While Commissioner Boyd has worked hard for the people of District 8, Democratic candidate Kenny Smith has been accepting big money from big labor unions.  Since 2009, Smith has accepted more than $55,000 in political contributions from unions.  Current election commission financial reports show almost $20,000 from unions just this year.

Unions have a long history of contributing big money to Democratic candidates while berating Republicans and our values.  IBEW President Edwin D. Hill praised (and took some credit for) President Obama’s reelection in 2012, publicly stating “I want to give a big thank-you to all of our members who worked so hard to make this victory possible.” This year, after UAW attempts to unionize Volkswagen failed, Mr. Hill offered condemnation to Senator Bob Corker and other Republican leaders, confirming that “the IBEW stands side-by-side with the UAW…”

Unions like UAW and SEIU desperately want into Hamilton County to leach from our success, and there is nothing they would love more than to replace pro-business, right to work Republican Tim Boyd with pro-union Democrat Kenny Smith. 

Join me in voting for conservative, common-sense leadership by voting for our Republican candidate Commissioner Tim Boyd on Aug. 7.

Jonathan Mason

District 8 resident

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Mr. Mason’s comments about Tim Boyd were so well articulated that I cannot say anything except amen.  I believe he will do even more for our community in the future. 

His “Why” attitude is what I like and trust. He is someone who is looking after the bottom line and won’t roll over. 

I want everyone to really understand the difference between Tim and his opponent.  Really understand what is at stake.

Support Tim Boyd.

Richard L. Elrod

Chairman, Hamilton County Young Republicans

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