Jonas Barriere To Lead UnifiEd

Monday, March 12, 2018
UnifiEd and its PAC have hired Jonas Barriere, formerly the executive director of UnifiEd, to direct their programs in 2018. 

“UnifiEd Action was developed to ensure that all elected officials in Hamilton County work toward a shared vision for our public schools that ensures a brilliant future for all Hamilton county students. As a 501(c)4 non-profit, we have tools that were not previously available to UnifiEd to ensure that this happens”, said Paul Brock, chair of UnifiEd Action.

As a 501(c)4 non-profit entity, UnifiEd Action has a stronger ability to lobby and support candidates for local office than a more traditional 501(c)3 non-profit would, he said. 

PAC President Lorie Runge said, “UnifiEd Action PAC is looking forward to working with some great leaders in our community to ensure that the voters of this county understand the issues that are at stake and vote accordingly.
We have a sense of urgency around this issue. If Chattanooga and Hamilton County want to live up to our reputation as a great place to live, work, and play, then we can not wait for another generation of our children to go through less-than-excellent schools. Jonas Barriere, with his experience on local education issues and personal knowledge of lobbying and elections, was the obvious fit for this role”. 


Officials said, "UnifiEd Action and UnifiEd Action PAC have begun work this week to advocate for strong leadership around our public schools. Both groups will be especially focused on Hamilton County Mayor, Hamilton County Commission, and Hamilton County School Board races. Those interested in getting involved in the effort can email the PAC at UnifiEdActionPAC@unifi-ed.org." 


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