Charlotte Peak seeks re-election to District 4, Commission Seat A

Posted 2/22/18

Charlotte Peak has announced her candidacy for re-election to the County Commission representing District 4. She will appear on the ballot under 4th District, Seat A.

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Charlotte Peak seeks re-election to District 4, Commission Seat A

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Charlotte Peak has announced her candidacy for re-election to the County Commission representing District 4. She will appear on the ballot under 4th District, Seat A.

“I was born and raised in the 4th District and I have worked hard to serve my friends, neighborhoods, constituents and all of Bradley County,” Peak said.

Peak noted she has always been in the forefront of encouraging citizens to “buy local and hire local.”

“In doing that, our tax dollars stay here at home to work for us, and not other counties,” she said. “That helps us in maintaining great service with no tax increases.”

As an employer, Peak said she understands the need for good education and developing the local workforce.

“I supported the private donation and land swap with the Primitive Settlement and Joe Stepp to give Taylor School much-needed parking and an expanded growth area which will help with those students’ education,” she said. “I also supported the upgrades for all of our schools which is already saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs, the construction of the new Lake Forest Middle School, and the new PIE Center which will give our kids the tools they need to realize success in the construction and manufacturing industries. These things build our workforce and builds our county.”

“I have also supported those same types of maintenance and energy upgrades throughout our county system which will save county taxpayers even more,” she said.

Peak has also been a supporter of the Spring Branch Industrial Park, seeing it as an important push for the area’s economy.

“I have also been a supporter of our first responders, voting to give our county fireman much needed and deserved raises,” she said.

She also stated her support for the new workhouse, which allows misdemeanor offenders to be able to maintain work while paying their bills with many now finding full-time work through the program.

Peak has also been involved in various leadership roles concerning the county’s infrastructure.

She spearheaded an ad hoc committee concerning sewer infrastructure, aided in getting water grants for water lines to residents of the 4th District, and approved sewer grants for Ocoee Utility in her district.

“I have also minced no words in that the county should work with a cooperative tone with the city of Cleveland,” Peak said in recalling her 2015 comments, “This redneck mentality of not cooperating and wanting nothing to do with the city is old school and reminds me of the ill-fated and unpopular ‘good ole boys club.’ It’s time to put your pride aside and stop the nonsense. The only thing you’re accomplishing is posturing for future political gain.”

“The Cleveland Daily Banner expressed in an editorial after I made those remarks, ‘You go, girl!’ and that is exactly what I have been doing for the 4th District and this county,” she said.

“I have never been afraid of expressing my opinion. You always know what I think, and I work hard to know what my constituents think so I can best serve their needs,” Peak said. “I ask the support of the 4th District to continue a policy of transparency, good service, and low taxes. I ask your vote on May 1.

Peak also noted her website is www.charlottepeak.com.

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