President Barack Obama’s former Chattanooga campaign headquarters will reopen for Chattanooga mayoral candidate Monty Bruell on Saturday.
“I am excited and humbled to locate our mayoral campaign headquarters in the space formerly occupied by the 2012 Obama-Biden campaign,” said Mr. Bruell. “I am reminded everyday that we are standing on the shoulders of so many trailblazers who have come before us.”
The Monty for Mayor drive-thru grand opening will take place from 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Bruell will speak at 1:30 p.m. to commemorate his official mayoral campaign launch.
The Obama-Biden campaign had utilized the space next to Ms. Griffin’s on Main Street in the 2012 reelection and has been empty since Mostly French moved locations earlier this year. The space, renewed by the Monty for Mayor campaign, will remain their campaign headquarters until March 2021.
Mr. Bruell said, “It was important to me that our campaign be centrally located in the community as opposed to downtown like a storefront. I can be a greater resource by meeting people where they are.”
Mr. Bruell will mingle with guests and serve hot cocoa and fresh popcorn for the community at the campaign headquarters launch on Saturday. It will take place at 841 E Main St.
Mr. Bruell is running for mayor on the vision of Chattanooga that moves forward without leaving anyone behind, according to his website.