Patsy Hazlewood Is The Clear Choice

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The residents of Tennessee’s District 27 are very fortunate that someone of Patsy Hazlewood’s integrity, qualifications, and expertise decided to become a candidate from that district for Tennessee’s House of Representatives  I met Patsy a number of years ago when I was a banker and she was an executive at Bellsouth.  Even then, she exhibited the attributes of a successful leader.  I found her to be someone who set high goals and successfully followed through on those goals, all the while gaining the respect of her peers. 

When I became CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Patsy served as my first chairman.  During that time, the Chamber was in need of a radical reconstruction of its mission and direction.  Patsy’s vision was instrumental in transforming the Chamber into the company it is today.  She always faced challenges head on and worked toward collaborative solutions through dedication and hard work.

In short, Patsy is the clear choice.  She is a true leader who has distinguished herself through her professional career; her personal, church, and family commitments; and, her volunteer community service.  I encourage you to vote for Patsy Hazlewood on Aug. 7.

Tom Edd Wilson    

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Enforce The Bond Forfeiture In Padgett Case

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2 Shot On Shepherd Road Tuesday Evening

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In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

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Taylor Luthringer, Thomas Porter Win Region Cross Country

COOKEVILLE – Tuesday was a pretty good day for the Signal Mountain cross country teams. Not only did they celebrate with both individual winners in the Region 4-A/AA races, but both teams finished in the top three and will advance to the state meet, which will be held at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park a week from Saturday. Taylor Luthringer and Thomas Porter captured the individual ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Draws Top Ranked Greeneville, CCS Opens With Madison Magnet

For the second year in a row, Notre Dame drew the top-ranked Greeneville in the opening round of the TSSAA Class A/AA state tournament.  Notre Dame is scheduled to play Greeneville on Wednesday at 8 p m. (EST)  in Murfreesboro. CCS will play Madison Magnet in the first round on field #1 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) . CCS and Greeneville met in the state championship game ... (click for more)