Campaign Notebook: Berke backs Lenda Sherrell in 4th District

Campaign Notebook: Berke backs Lenda Sherrell in 4th District

August 18th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

Lenda Sherrell

Lenda Sherrell

Berke backs Lenda Sherrell in 4th District

Chattanooga Mayor and former Democratic state senator Andy Berke today will endorse Lenda Sherrell for the 4th Congressional District seat.

Berke and Sherrell will appear at the after-school program Educating Youth Ensures Success (EYES) in South Pittsburg, Tenn. The program is set for 4 p.m. CDT at the Moore Park Enrichment Center on the corner of First Street and North Magnolia Avenue.

Sherrell will discuss with EYES program founders Lorraine and Monroe Powers, both 86, why they started the nonprofit program in 1999 and how the tutoring program assists elementary-age children needing help with homework in English, math and history.

"The Powerses have dedicated 15 years of their lives to enriching students' lives. It's their gift to the community, providing a place for kids to go while getting their homework done," Sherrell said in a news release.

Party raffling lawnmower

The Marion County Democratic Party is selling raffle tickets for a riding lawnmower for a Labor Day drawing.

The Husqvarna YT48XLS mower has a 24 hp V-Twin Kawasaki engine and is valued at $2,899, according to a news release. The machine comes from York Small Engines in Jasper, Tenn.

Tickets are $20. The drawing will be held Labor Day at the Marion County Commission building.

For more information, contact party Chairman Jim Lewis at 423-903-9724 or

Bradley Tea Party to meet

Shaun Crowell, the Constitution Party candidate for Tennessee governor, will be the guest at the August meeting of the Bradley County Tea Party.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradley County Courthouse, 155 Broad St., Cleveland, Tenn.

Also on the agenda is a presentation on the history and implementation of political correctness and a discussion of election results, according to a news release.