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Commissioner David Sharpe Running for Re-Election

Updated: Jul 17, 2022

District 6 Commissioner Running to Continue Support for Schools, Jobs

Hamilton County Commissioner David Sharpe announced his re-election bid for Hamilton County Commission District 6. In his 2022 reelection campaign announcement, Commissioner Sharpe highlighted his work on behalf of public education while also emphasizing the need for strong, dynamic leadership as Hamilton County continues to grow.

In a statement issued to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, Commissioner Sharpe offered the following comments;

“When I ran for County Commission four years ago, I made a promise to fight for our public schools - I am proud to say I have kept that promise,” said Sharpe. “Our schools have made remarkable progress toward academic excellence, improvements in teacher pay, and expanding opportunities to ensure each and every child in Hamilton County has the chance to reach their full potential.”

Sharpe also noted the challenges that lay ahead for public education in Hamilton County and the need for strong leadership that eschews partisan bickering and divisive rhetoric. Sharpe also stressed the need to connect public school graduates with local economic opportunities.

“Our schools still face significant challenges, from the urgent need to replace dilapidated buildings to the critical work of closing gaps in student achievement, to ensuring our students graduate with the opportunity to land a good job with a living wage, there is still work to be done,” Sharpe added. “The path to a good job still begins at the doorstep of a great public school.”

First elected in 2018, Sharpe has developed a reputation as a diligent problem-solver and an advocate for local entrepreneurs. Sharpe utilizes a collaborative approach to county government with an emphasis on developing local jobs filled with local talent.

“David Sharpe has been a tireless advocate for our public schools and a champion for local entrepreneurs. He is committed to ensuring our students have the resources they need to succeed so we can fill local jobs with local talent,” said Eric Fuller, a Chattanooga native and the CEO of US Xpress, a local leader in the logistics industry. “David also understands the challenges facing our local businesses, and he is committed to finding solutions to tough problems so our community can thrive and grow both now and in the years to come.”

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