State Senator Andy Berke Announces Candidacy For City Mayor

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

State Senator Andy Berke announced his candidacy for office of the mayor of Chattanooga Tuesday morning at the Chattanooga Theatre Center.

He said, “As mayor of Chattanooga, I want to help build our bridge to the future. The decisions we make over the next four years will affect today and tomorrow. We must aspire to a city that is prosperous in every sense of the word, an environment that offers opportunity and quality of life for all who seek it.”

Born and raised in Chattanooga, he was elected to the state Senate in 2007 and has served as the state senator for Chattanooga and Marion County for the past five years. During his tenure in the General Assembly, he was recognized for his bipartisanship and leadership on issues like education, cutting government waste, and supporting veterans. Senator Berke was most recently applauded for passing the Tennessee Works Act, a new program that moves unemployed workers back into the workforce, his campaign said.

“We live in the greatest place in the world; our citizens are generous and engaged; our community leaders are dedicated to enhancing our city,” he said.

Following his announcement for mayor, Senator Berke visited with students at Chattanooga State’s Wacker Institute and met with voters across the city to discuss his vision for Chattanooga.


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Police Blotter: Bag Of Loot Winds Up Leaned Against Cheddar's; Convenient Dump Site Found In St. Elmo

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report


Here is the Hamilton County arrest report: BELL, LORENZO TYRELL 1216 CANBROOK DRIVE HIXSON, 37343 Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge Booked for Previous Charges ... (click for more)

The general manager of Cheddar's on Gunbarrel Road called police to pick up suspected stolen property found outside of the restaurant. The general manager said he found merchandise in duffel ... (click for more)

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BALLARD, CHRISTOPHER JAMES 2204 IVY ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 32 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the Hamilton County arrest report: BELL, LORENZO TYRELL 1216 CANBROOK DRIVE HIXSON, 37343 Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- BROWN, TANNER J 1132 THUNDER DR SODDY DAISY, 37379 Age at Arrest: 21 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DRIVING ON ROADWAYS LANED ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Bag Of Loot Winds Up Leaned Against Cheddar's; Convenient Dump Site Found In St. Elmo

The general manager of Cheddar's on Gunbarrel Road called police to pick up suspected stolen property found outside of the restaurant. The general manager said he found merchandise in duffel bags left outside. The merchandise appears to have come from Walmart or another store. Multiple knives, silverware, cutlery, and beard/hair trimmers were found in the bags left by the business. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Marsha Blackburn Should Focus On Finding Compromise On The Infrastructure Bill - And Response (2)

Marsha seems obsessed with Dr. Fauci. Does it always have to be about her? I wish it was more about us. If it was more about us, instead of Marsha, she would be hard at work finding compromise on the federal infrastructure bill. No other city in the nation would benefit more from the infrastructure bill than Chattanooga. But Marsha has never read the bill and does not ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sunday Funnies

Hooray for the Sunday Funnies, which usually show up when technical difficulties take place just before midnight on Friday, snuffing out the customary Saturday Funnies. It should be known technical difficulties include “Operator Error” as the fault for delay but there is neither rhyme nor reason to what happened on Friday. Suffice it to say this version of the Sunday Funnies was ... (click for more)

Sports

Lookouts Cruise Past Pensacola 6-1 - Lodolo Leaves in Fourth

Jose Barrero is one of the more athletic players on the Chattanooga Lookouts, and he made a great case for being the best athlete in the seventh inning. Chattanooga's shortstop took off from first the second Mark Kolozsvary sent the ball into centerfield. A diving Blue Wahoo wasn’t able to make a spectacular catch for the third out, and so Barrero was already at third by the time ... (click for more)

Tennessee Comes From Behind To Take Game 1 Of Super Regional Over LSU

#2 Tennessee, after falling behind to #14 LSU 2-1, had a big sixth inning and held on for a 4-2 Super Regional victory before an overflowing crowd in Knoxville on Saturday night. The Vols (46-19) are now a win away from going to the College World Series. In the sixth, Max Ferguson walked and Jake Rucker doubled. Ferguson scored on a fielder's choice and Luc Lipcius moved Rucker ... (click for more)