Please Vote For Vince Dean - And Response

Friday, July 25, 2014

I need to take this opportunity to speak out on behalf of Vince Dean, who is running for Criminal Court clerk.  Vince served as a councilmember and as the mayor of East Ridge, where I was employed for many years.  During Vince's time on the Council, Vince stood out with his keen ability to manage the budget.  He reorganized the structure of the departments by reducing the number of department heads and saved money in the process.  He helped reduce the budget, in years that money was tight, without cutting services.  He always looked out for the employees, yet was very smart with the tax dollars.  

As mayor, he pulled the council together and led them as a mayor should.  He taught the council to work together, even if they disagreed.  They didn't fuss and fight about issues that came up.  They worked toward solutions and were able to get along.  I would have to say that Vince's biggest achievement was to get re-elected numerous times and with bigger margins every time.  I urge you to vote for Vince Dean for Criminal Court clerk.  He will work hard, just as he always has.

Wayne Thompson

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I am writing to show my support for Vince Dean for Criminal Court clerk. Vince is a man of compassion. Vince is a personal friend of many years. Our families have traveled together and I can attest, Vince is the same every day. 

He has always been there for my family. In times of joy, he has officiated weddings for our family members. In time of loss, he has conducted funerals for our family members. During emergencies Vince is the first person I call. Vince came to support my husband just a couple of weeks ago with a scary emergency room visit.  

Vince is always there for our family. Our family will be there for Vince on election day.  Vote Vince Dean for Criminal Court clerk.

Sharon Cunningham

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