Jerry Mitchell For Re-Election - And Response

Friday, February 17, 2017
I ran against Jerry Mitchell when he first ran for City Council.  I had known him previously as the Parks & Recreation adminstrator. 

During the campaign I grew to have great admiration for Jerry's honesty, integrity and his faith in God.  Representing constituents is challenging...you can't make everyone happy so you have to do what you think is right, fair and just.

I trust Jerry Mitchell to always do the right thing.  I ask you to cast your vote to re-elect Jerry Mitchell to the City Council.

Priscilla Cartwright Simmons

* * *

Jerry Mitchell is the right person to represent District 2 on the City Council. Why?  For one, Jerry is the only candidate in this race with an actual record of getting results for District 2.  While serving as the city’s Director of Parks and Recreation, Jerry led efforts to build Coolidge Park, The Champions Club, DuPont Park, Enterprise South Nature Park and the 21st Century Waterfront.

Since taking office as Councilman, Jerry has successfully worked to double the city’s paving budget and secured funding to re-pave key roads in District 2, including Cloverdale Drive, Dallas Road, Forest Highland Drive, Mississippi Avenue and North Market.  Jerry has also worked with neighborhood leaders to take ownership of the former Dixie Yarn site and fund its remediation.  Once completed, this property can be turned into something the benefits District 2 and its residents.  Most important, Jerry played an important role in bringing IronMan to Chattanooga – one of the many things he has done to improve the quality of life and drive tourism in our community.  

Jerry’s record of getting results for District 2 is clear, and this is why I’m asking you to join me in voting for him on Election Day, March 7

Larry Jenno



The Truth About Kirkman

Vocational training is a must to improve the standard of living for people of the 28th District and for Chattanooga.  This is a reality that has been understood by the current Hamilton County delegation and championed by Senator Todd Gardenhire for some time now.  Growing-up, my father was a union electrician and his skilled trade provided well for my mother, me, and ... (click for more)

End The Private Prison System - And Response

Odds are, you have never been to prison. Odds are, you do not know anyone in county jail. However, if you are poor and live in Hamilton County, Tennessee, odds change. If you are poor in Hamilton County, your life is different and the cost of your mistakes often include your human dignity and freedom.  Who among us does not have something in our past for which we are ashamed? ... (click for more)

Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Chattanooga

A storm with wind gusts up to 70 mph did considerable damage in downtown Chattanooga around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Fencing along Miller Park was twisted onto a nearby lane of traffic on Market Street. A sizable tree was split, causing it to fall across Cherry Street between Third and Fourth streets. A number of traffic lights were knocked out of service. This was the warning ... (click for more)

2 Shot In Separate Incidents Early Saturday Morning; 1 Victim Is A Juvenile Girl

Two people were shot early Saturday morning in separate incidents. The first incident was at  3:30 a.m. when the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 1000 block of North Willow Street.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.    HCEMS transported the victim to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC, Atlanta Silverbacks Move Wednesday Match From Dalton To Chattanooga Christian

Chattanooga FC and Atlanta Silverbacks agreed earlier today to move their match next Wednesday , initially scheduled to take place in Dalton, Ga.,, to Chattanooga. The match will take place  at   7:30 p.m.  at Chattanooga Christian School, and will still be considered a home match for Atlanta.  “It’s really a best case scenario for both teams,” ... (click for more)

Katie Burrows Sets UTC Women's Basketball Staff

Chattanooga head coach Katie Burrows is putting the finishing touches on her new staff. The faces will remain the same, but the responsibilities will shift.   Assistant coaches Brittany Johnson and Jon Goldberg will remain on the staff and Debbie Black moved from Director of Operations to assistant coach. Former student-athlete Aryanna Gilbert will be the Mocs' student ... (click for more)