The City of Chattanooga is holding local elections today for Mayor and city council representatives. Businessman Tim Kelly and civic organizer Kim White are the leading contenders for the mayoral race. I will let you know who wins tonight after the votes are tabulated. The winner will replace two-term Mayor Andy Berke.
We in America just finished a national political cycle by electing a new President in Joe Biden. However local politics has more impact on the lives of people than those who are in national capitals.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee we are having a mayoral election coming up in March. These are mailers from two of the leading candidates who running for mayor. Tim Kelly is a businessman and Kim White is a community leader.
There are other candidates who are running but so far they haven’t sent anything. Doing mailings like this requires deep pockets. These candidates are also running TV commercials too. Unlike the national races you aren’t seeing any mud being slung which is refreshing.
So local politics is local and voting is as important if not more so. Voting is always important no matter what because democracy is a verb in as much as it is a noun.
Change comes with both fear and some pain. Those two ingredients create mistrust, misunderstanding and misinformation. Such is the process of democracy.David Mixner
Science and democracy win the day.
The vote is the most powerful non violent tool, instrument we have in a democratic society.United States Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
My fellow Americans you know what to do. Do your thing and get to the polls today.
Every vote should count!
Americans, it’s one week until Election Day 2020. You still have time to early vote to beat the rush on November 3rd. This is the most important election in our lifetimes. Get to the polls or submit your absentee/mail-in ballots today so your voice can be counted.
Today is the state primary election in Tennessee. Several state and local races will be on the ballot including a race for one of the US Senate seats and a bunch of school board races in the county in which I live. Voting is a responsibility and I hope everyone takes it seriously when they can vote no matter where they live. Democracy is a good thing.