Campaign Notebook: Tim Boyd reception set Tuesday

Campaign Notebook: Tim Boyd reception set Tuesday

June 23rd, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Tim Boyd

Tim Boyd

Boyd reception set Tuesday

A reception for Tim Boyd, seeking re-election to the District 8 seat on the Hamilton County Commission, is set for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Century Club Banquet Hall of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga, 3221 Harrison Pike.

Co-hosts are the Hamilton County Republican Women's Club and the Tennessee Valley Republican Women's Association. Boyd has been endorsed by the homebuilders as well as the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors.

Have supper with Sherrell

Lenda Sherrell, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th Congressional District, will meet voters Thursday at a hot dog supper at the home of Jim, Stephanie and Cooper Lewis in Kimball, Tenn.

The menu is grilled hot dogs, potato salad, chips, baked beans and drinks, with brownies and cookies for dessert. Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair to eat and talk with the candidate from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT.

The address is 534 Spears Road, Kimball. For more information, call 423-903-9724 or email

Mitchell event planned Friday

A fundraising event for Yolanda E. Mitchell, Democratic candidate for Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge, is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Friday at 23 Patten Parkway.

Marion GOP cookout Friday

The Marion County Republican Party will hold a cookout starting at 6 p.m. CDT Friday. Tickets are $10.

The party said in a news release that candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have confirmed they will be present along with those for state House and local county offices.

The cookout will be held at 675 Main St. in Kimball, Tenn. For tickets, contact Connie Griffitts at 423-825-6336 or email Or call Bill Wilson at 423-421-7015 or email

Police group endorses Dean

Vince Dean, Republican candidate for Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk, has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local No. 673.

"Vince Dean has always shown integrity in his work and our membership trusts his leadership both now and in the future," the IBPO said in a news release.

Dean is leaving his state House District 30 seat to seek the post. He is a three-term East Ridge City Council member and former mayor, and he served for 27 years with the Chattanooga Police Department.

Hazlewood backs Amendment 1

Patsy Hazlewood, Republican candidate for Tennessee House District 27, said she supports amending the Tennessee Constitution to give state lawmakers more power to regulate abortion.

Hazlewood said Amendment 1, which will be on the November ballot, has resulted from decades of legislative work.

"Passage of Amendment 1 in November will place the decision process in the hands of the legislature which is directly controlled by and accountable to the voters. Currently the courts, which have no direct accountability to the citizens of Tennessee, have that role," Hazlewood said in a news release.

Hazlewood also has netted an endorsement from Claude Ramsey, former Hamilton County mayor and deputy to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

"Patsy will faithfully represent Tennessee voters, and I am confident she will get things done for our region and our district," Ramsey said in a news release. Tennessee House District 27 includes Soddy Daisy, Falling Water, Red Bank, Mowbry, Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Valley and Walden.

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Ramsey backs Dan Howell

Dan Howell, Republican candidate for state House District 22, has been endorsed by Claude Ramsey, former Hamilton County mayor and deputy to Gov. Bill Haslam.

Howell has served for five years as executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis and has been the district representative on the state Republican Executive Committee since 2010.

"Dan has the temperament, background and experience to be a state representative. I have been a state representative, and it takes a unique person -- someone with patience and a lot of common sense. That goes a long way in the Tennessee House of Representatives -- someone who thinks and then acts, rather than acts and then thinks. Dan Howell will be a great state representative," Ramsey said in a news release.

District 22 covers parts of Bradley County and all of Polk and Meigs counties.

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