Tim Kelly Making Race For Mayor Of Chattanooga

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Tim and Ginny Kelly
Tim and Ginny Kelly

Tim Kelly, local entrepreneur, businessman, and civic leader "with a proven record of bringing people together," announced on Thursday his campaign for mayor of Chattanooga "with a message of hope and a vision for our community’s future."

The election is next March. Andy Berke will no longer be eligible to run after serving two terms.

Mr. Kelly is the owner of several local businesses, including Kelly Subaru and Southern Honda Powersports, the largest Honda powersports dealership in the nation. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the Chattanooga Football Club, which he said has become a national icon for independent clubs around the country due to its thriving fan base and its role as the first club in the nation to offer ownership shares to the general public.

Mr. Kelly has also served in many local public service and volunteer roles over the last 30 years, including most recently as the chairman of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

He announced the launch of the campaign from his home via livestream at 2 p.m. to friends, family, and residents across the city.

Mr. Kelly "acknowledged the challenges Chattanooga faces due to the COVID-19 crisis, focused on the urgency of the moment, and pressed the need to bring people together."

He said, “Right now, our city faces unprecedented challenges and many of our neighbors are struggling. But having grown up here, raised my kids here, and built my life here, I know the character of this community and I have witnessed us overcome difficult times in the past. That’s why I’m running to be your next mayor, because I believe our city needs a clear vision for the future that will put us on the path to recovery.

"We can come back from this crisis stronger than before, ensuring everyone in our community can thrive and succeed, regardless of their neighborhood or the color of their skin. Together, we can build a Chattanooga that works for everyone.”


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Police Blotter: Man Told To Quit Sleeping On Washer Dryer At High Street Address; Driver Smashes Menu Board At Hixson Sonic

Protestors Damaged Property Throughout Downtown Chattanooga; Threw Rocks At Police; Fought Officers; Blocked Roadways


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BOWMAN, JAVIER LAMONTE 1098 N HAWTHORNE ST APT B CHATTANOOGA, 37406 Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ... (click for more)

Police responded to a noise complaint on Blackford Street. Ms. Watts reported her neighbor Mr. Cameron was playing loud music and refused to turn it down. An officer made contact with Mr. Cameron ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police said protestors damaged property throughout downtown Chattanooga, threw rocks at police, fought with officers, and blocked roadways during several hours of tumult late Saturday ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BOWMAN, JAVIER LAMONTE 1098 N HAWTHORNE ST APT B CHATTANOOGA, 37406 Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ---- BRYANT, BRANDON ALEXANDER 142 HARMON DR N DUNLAP, 37327 Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga PUBLIC INTOXICATION ---- BURDETTE, LASANDRA ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Man Told To Quit Sleeping On Washer Dryer At High Street Address; Driver Smashes Menu Board At Hixson Sonic

Police responded to a noise complaint on Blackford Street. Ms. Watts reported her neighbor Mr. Cameron was playing loud music and refused to turn it down. An officer made contact with Mr. Cameron who reported he and Ms. Watts have an ongoing disagreement and he only had his music loud because Ms. Watts was being loud in her apartment. Mr. Cameron and Ms. Watts both agreed to stop ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Court Of Public Opinion Has Ruled - And Response

Since the court of public opinion has already judged the officer in Minneapolis, the city should save money and not even have a trial. Let a volunteer, one of these tough guys who run around blindly shooting at people and setting fires, let that guy execute him. With all due respect to our police chief and I mean that sincerely, I disagree with your view. Chief, you should know ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This June

On this, the first day of a new month, I pause during my monthly trip to the garden as I mourn for my country. The protests that morphed into ugly, race-fueled riots are worse than the COVID virus that continues to plague our nation. By this I mean we were helpless to the virus – there was no way to stop it and therefore we must endure. Criminal rioting is altogether different. ... (click for more)

Sports

Ray Deering, Popular Baylor School Administrator And Sports Columnist, Dies

Ray Deering, a beloved Baylor School administrator and sports enthusiast who wrote a popular sports column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has died. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Deering was a 1961 graduate of Chattanooga High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1965. At UC he served as the sports editor of ... (click for more)

Trio Of Moc Runners Honored As CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Nathan Watson, Jonathan Boyd and Abbey Bateman were named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, as voted on by sports information directors around the country, for their excellence in the classroom and competition. The 2020 Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field / Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes ... (click for more)