Campaign Notebook: Amendments now online

Campaign Notebook: Amendments now online

June 16th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Amendments now online

The four proposed Tennessee constitutional amendments that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot have been placed online by the Secretary of State's office. The amendments appear on the website in the same order they will appear on the ballot.

They cover abortion, taxes, lotteries and whether Supreme Court judges should be appointed or elected.

"Now these amendments are readily accessible on our website to give people the opportunity to learn about them so they can make well-informed decisions at the ballot box," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said.

To see the amendments online, go to:

Bradley group to hear Wamp

The Bradley County tea party's next meeting will feature Weston Wamp, candidate for the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District, and Tammy Magourik, who is running for the 6th District Bradley County School Board.

The meeting will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradley County Courthouse, County Commission Room 200, 155 Broad St., Cleveland.

Public defender at Pachyderms

Steve Smith, a Republican candidate for the Public Defender post, will be the featured speaker at the Pachyderm Club of Hamilton County's meeting at noon today at Republican headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Suite E.

Attendees are asked to park in the Finley Stadium parking lot.

GOP Women picnic and rally

The Tennessee Valley Republican Women will hold their annual picnic and political rally from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Chester Frost Park pavilion.

RSVP to Johnnie at 423-877-4986.

Crangle opens headquarters

Tommy Crangle, Republican candidate for the District 27 House seat, has opened campaign headquarters at 3655 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank, across from Red Bank Baptist Church. Headquarters will be staffed by volunteers from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Crangle will be available each evening from 7 to 8 to listen to District 27 residents, campaign co-chairman Jeanne Wood said.

"Come on by and tell me what you are thinking," said Crangle, a professional engineer and former TVA executive.

Tennessee House District 27 includes Soddy- Daisy, Falling Water, Red Bank, Mowbray, Signal and Lookout mountains, Lookout Valley and Walden.

Dems ramp up on amendment

The Tennessee Democratic Party has hired campaign veteran Lisa Carter as the party strengthens its campaign against the controversial constitutional Amendment One.

"We are excited to have Lisa Carter and her depth of experience in this crucial fight for women and victims and against Amendment One," said Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron.

Amendment One is a constitutional amendment on the ballot this November. It would give the Tennessee legislature more power to regulate and possibly even ban abortion, the party said in a news release.

Carr gains endorsements

State Rep. Joe Carr, who is taking on U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the coming primary, has been endorsed by East Tennessee state Reps. Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport), Timothy Hill (R- Blountville), and Micah Van Huss (R- Jonesborough).

"During our time in the House, I got to know Joe Carr as my widely respected colleague," Hill said. "He is a true fighter for our conservative values and will do just what he did in the State House when he gets to the U.S. Senate, stand strong for Tennesseans and their values."

Carr represents District 48, part of Rutherford County.

Dean wins endorsement

Vince Dean, a candidate for Hamilton County criminal court clerk, has been endorsed by the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association.

"Vince has effectively led our community and has proven he is a man we can trust to ensure Hamilton County's citizens are well-served in the Criminal Court Clerk's office and their money well spent," said Tim Bryant, secretary-treasurer of the association.

Dean has served as a state representative for District 30, a member of the East Ridge City Council and as East Ridge mayor.

Democratic Party events set

Local Democratic Party Chairman Terry Lee will talk about the upcoming elections today at the JFK Luncheon Club monthly meeting. The meeting will start at noon at The Chattanoogan hotel, 1201 Broad St.

On Saturday, Rita Fehring, a candidate for Democratic State Executive Committee (State Senate District 11) will have her campaign kickoff from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Brenda Nunn, 6456 Brookmead Circle, Hixson.

For more information contact Nunn at or 364-3532.