Campaign Notebook: Dean to speak to Pachyderms

Campaign Notebook: Dean to speak to Pachyderms

June 2nd, 2014 by Judy Walton in Local Regional News

Tennessee State Rep. Vince Dean

Tennessee State Rep. Vince Dean

Photo by Patrick Smith /Times Free Press.

Dean to speak to Pachyderms

Vince Dean, Republican nominee for Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk, will be the guest speaker today at the Pachyderm Club.

Dean is not seeking re-election to his House District 30 seat in order to seek the clerk post. The longtime police officer also is a former East Ridge City Council member and mayor. Last week he was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge No. 22.

The meeting is from noon-1 p.m. at GOP headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Suite E.

John Brooks fundraiser set

John Allen Brooks, Democratic nominee for Hamilton County Commission District 6, is hosting a fundraiser at the H'Art Gallery, 110 E. Main St., from 5:30-7:30 pm. Thursday.

For more information, email electjohnallen

GOP women's picnic set

The Tennessee Valley Republican Women's annual picnic and political rally is set for 5-9 p.m. June 17 at the Chester Frost Park Pavilion, 2318 N. Gold Point Circle in Hixson.

Candidates are invited to share their ideas.

RSVP by calling 423-877-4986.

JFK Club meets June 9

The JFK Luncheon Club will hold its monthly meeting at The Chattanoogan hotel, 1201 Broad St. from noon-1 p.m. June 9. The buffet lunch is $13.

For more information or to make a reservation, email

Turner meet and greet set

Sabrena Turner, Republican nominee for County Commission District 7, will be honored from 6-8 p.m. June 10 at Heritage House at Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road.

Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to

Hensley endorses Carr

State Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, has endorsed Joe Carr for U.S. Senate.

"Washington has all but abandoned working families in Middle Tennessee, and we need a conservative leader like Joe Carr who will work with us to combat the growing intrusion of big government in our lives," Hensley said in a statement.

Other state lawmakers who have endorsed Carr in his bid to upset Lamar Alexander are Sen. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains, and Reps. Andy Holt, R-Dresden; Bill Sanderson, R-Kenton; and Tim Wirgau, R-Buchanan.

For more information, visit or email

Women's club to meet

The Greater Chattanooga Democratic Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. June 10 at the IBEW Union Hall, 3922 Volunteer Drive.

For more information contact

Alexander seeks volunteers

Local supporters of Sen. Lamar Alexander are invited to volunteer in his re-election campaign in Hamilton County. Volunteers will make calls, knock on doors, distribute literature and get out the vote on election day.

Interested people are invited to email

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