Six local candidates running for office in Bradley County recently spoke at a Bradley County Democratic Party forum meeting.
The six participated in a question and answer session and gave statements.
Among the comments were:
Jack Burke: “We no longer have time to play ‘catch-up’; we have to prepare for the future. This includes economic development. Bradley County needs effective leaders who will find solutions and create opportunities.”
Burke is a candidate for 5th District Bradley County commissioner.
Pam Edgemon: “The winds are blowing differently. Bradley County needs to cover all the bases and listen to all the voices in our community. My time and effort will be fully dedicated to my work as a commissioner.”
She is a candidate for Bradley County commissioner, 7th District.
EJ Laughter: “I was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star fighting for the ideals that shaped this country. People have been convinced to vote against their own interests. That needs to change as we provide for those who struggle.”
He is a candidate for 6th District Bradley County commissioner.
Tammy Magouirk: “Students come first, and teachers come first. We need to build relationships so that children can succeed. Teachers wear many hats, and we should support their valuable work.”
She is a nonpartisan candidate for Bradley County School Board, 6th District.
Jeff Morelock: “It’s been my pleasure to serve. I ask ‘What is the right thing to do?’ and that’s how I vote. We need to support good structures for our students, and Lake Forest will be funded and built.”
He is a candidate for Bradley County commissioner, 3rd District.
Amy Armstrong Reedy: “Justice delayed is justice denied. We have accomplished a 30 percent reduction in the docket over the last eight years of my service. Politics have no place in my position, and I strive to follow the words of President Kennedy: ‘ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’”
She is a nonpartisan candidate for Criminal Court judge, 10th Judicial District.