Anthony Byrd For District 8 Councilman

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I would like to take the time to let the voters of Chattanooga's District 8 know what I have learned about Anthony Byrd.  When I first took office as the Criminal Court Clerk in September of 2014, Anthony was working in the fines office.  I was immediately impressed with his exuberant personality and thorough understanding of the office.  It was also obvious that Anthony knew how to deal with people and diffuse otherwise tense and less than pleasurable situations.  I quickly realized that Anthony's talents were not being utilized to the fullest potential. 

After several years of being assigned to the same tasks, Anthony was eager to take on added responsibilities.  He was transferred to the Delinquent Collections Division where he quickly and energetically learned new ways of being even more productive in the Criminal Court Clerk's office.  Anthony's personable service to those he deals with on a day to day basis depicts his desire to make our office a better place to work and to do business with.  He is the epitome of a problem solver.  He never shirks his assignments and is always available to assist other clerks or citizens needing help. 

Anthony is very open to new ideas, readily offers suggestions and will respectfully give differing opinions when necessary.  His ability to disagree in a non disagreeable way is a testament to his upbringing.  He will stand his ground when vital, but understands how to choose his battles wisely. 

I enthusiastically recommend Anthony Byrd as Councilman for District 8.  He will represent his district and its citizens well.  He will support the administration when it is right, but will question it when he is in doubt and will firmly oppose it, when it is wrong.  He will offer positive solutions to controversial issues.  He is young, energetic, and forward thinking.  Vote for Anthony Byrd. 

Vince Dean
Criminal Court Clerk
Hamilton County


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