Town hall crier (Hamilton County edition)

A few town hall-type sessions and meet-and-greets are in the works this week.

The Chattanooga Tea Party is hosting a Liberty Forum at Abba’s House in Hixson on Saturday, February 25 from 1-4 p.m. Many candidates and elected officials are expected to be there, including headlining presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

On the same day, Hamilton County Commission District 3 candidate Mitzi Yates is holding a town hall meeting at the Hixson IHOP at 3:00 p.m. From the candidate’s website:

I am very interested in hearing from the residents of the district. This will be an informal discussion of the things that impact our lives every day. Come and participate in an open forum where your concerns, needs, ideas, and solutions can be heard.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Valley Republican Women will host state party chair Chris Devaney, who will go over the process by which the president of the United States is elected. More details here.

And on Thursday, Democratic candidate Bill Taylor, who is running for his party’s nomination to the 3rd District congressional seat, will host a meet-and-greet from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Here’s the press release info:

Bill Taylor, candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District, will meet & greet with community members on Feb. 23, 4 to 7 p.m., at STYLEBar in downtown Chattanooga.

“Rose Riley’s journey in starting her business, STYLEBar, is quintessentially American—and is exactly what those in Washington should be doing everything they can to encourage,” said Taylor. “She opted to train for a vocation and then worked in her chosen field for several years before deciding to open her own business. Since this was in 2008, banks would not lend to her, but she persevered, finding private financing, and now operates a successful salon, providing employment for several others besides herself,” Taylor noted.

“If elected to Congress, one of my key goals is to level the business playing field for entrepreneurs like Rose. We need to get the banks back in the business of lending money to those who can create the jobs Americans need,” he said.

What: Bill Taylor, Democratic Candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, Meet & Greet
When: 4 to 7 p.m., February 23
Where: STYLEBar, 191 Walnut St. (at East Aquarium Way) Chattanooga
For more information: (423) 756-2718

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