Chattanooga Fire Fighters Endorse Robin Smith
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Following its monthly board meeting, the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 announced its endorsement of Robin Smith, Republican candidate running for the open District 26 seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
“Robin Smith is a great supporter of first responders and understands the issues that impact firefighters’ safety and health,” saidTim Bryant, secretary-treasurer for the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. “Robin will be a voice for our local responders and is the right choice in this race.”
"The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association has over 225 active members that are engaged in our community through charitable organizations, non-profit groups and civic activities such as elections. Chattanooga firefighters work to educate the public and elected officials while advocation on behalf of the men and women who are available around the clock to protect Chattanoogans’ homes and properties," officials said.
“The value of trained and equipped firefighters in our communities is almost immeasurable.
These first responders assist in public safety, accident responses and in the overwhelming response to damaging fires,” said Ms. Smith, a local Chattanooga business owner and project manager. “It is a true honor to earn the support of those who run toward danger on our behalf.”
Ms. Smith owns River Edge Alliance, a consulting and project management firm with a portfolio of clients ranging from political candidates to healthcare policy interests to customers seeking technical writing and messaging. Her professional career began as a critical care and transplant nurse at the medical center of the University of Alabama-Birmingham in the cardiac medicine and transplant program, with a transition into healthcare sales and policy. For more than 27 years, she has worked as a grassroots volunteer and consultant in dozens of local, state and national campaigns.
Tennessee’s 26th House District includes the communities of Hixson, Lakesite, North Chattanooga, Riverview, Harrison, Stuart Heights and Soddy Daisy. The State Election day is Nov. 6, with early voting beginning Oct. 17.