Curtis Adams, Perry Perkins Still "Members In Good Standing" Of Pachyderm Club

Monday, August 11, 2014

Curtis Adams and Perry Perkins are still "members in good standing" of the Pachyderm Club, president Henry Hoss said Monday afternoon.

The membership last Monday voted to expel them on grounds they were supporting Democratic candidates, but Mr. Hoss afterward said a final decision was up to the board.

He said Monday, "The Hamilton County Pachyderm Club Board of Directors decided today, by unanimous vote, not to call a special board meeting to consider the expulsion of members Curtis Adams and Perry Perkins.  As a result, in accordance with the club’s by-laws, both Mr. Adams and Mr. Perkins remain members of the club in good standing.

"The purpose of the Pachyderm Club is to educate its members and the dissemination of information on our political system.  The club will also assist in carrying out the mission of the Republican Party.  The club meets on Monday each week, except holidays, at 12: noon at the Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut Street, Suite E, in Chattanooga.  The Hamilton County Pachyderm Club is the largest Pachyderm Club in the nation."

Mr. Adams, who openly backed Democrat Kenny Smith over incumbent District 8 County Commissioner Tim Boyd, said, "I'm glad they made the right decision."

Mr. Perkins, who denied that he was supporting a Democrat, said, "I applaud them for this action." He said, after losing the GOP primary for District 7 County Commission, he did not support winner Sabrena Turner "because hers was not an honorable campaign."

Ms. Turner, at the club meeting on Monday, did not mention Mr. Perkins, but said another candidate she defeated, Phil Smartt, called her after her win. She said of Mr. Smartt, "He's a true Republican."

Mr. Perkins said, after the surprise club vote at the end of last Monday's meeting, a number of top Republicans had come to his defense. He said they included Harold Coker, Bobby Wood, Bill Bennett and Mr. Smartt.

Mr. Perkins, who was at the meeting Monday, said he plans to stay a Republican and to be active in the club. He said, "There's a lot of good people down there. They just acted without the full information."

Saying that Mr. Hoss "admitted that what he did was wrong," Mr. Perkins said, "I think everybody's learned a really good lesson from this." 

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