I have lived in East Ridge for only 10 years and as a good citizen I thought I should attend a City Council meeting. On my first visit I noticed a lady who knew more of the goings on in this city than the council members did. The next meeting I noticed the same thing and I had to ask who in the world is this lady and thought to myself, she needs a hobby or to get a life.
Years later I have come to realize that this lady does have a life, (not a hobby), it is protecting the rights of the citizens of or city East Ridge. She is always prepared for any question and she will have you an answer, most of the time without having to refer back to her notes.
The lady that I am speaking of is Mrs. Francis Johnson Mathis Pope, a person that can do East Ridge and its citizens a great job. If you don't believe me, attend a Council meeting and see who is looking out for our interest.
The most important reason she would make a great mayor is that she has no political agenda like some others have had in the past. She is out shot at doing away with the good ole boys backdoor politics.
Gary D. Johnson