endorsement earned

March 24, 2018

In 2017, a new local political action committee, UnifiEd Action PAC, was formed in order to identify, recruit, and work towards the election of pro-public school candidates for county commission, school board, and county mayor.

This month, the PAC went through an exhaustive endorsement process that included candidate interviews and written responses that tackled:

  • fair and transparent funding for our schools
  • reducing or eliminating concentrated poverty in our schools
  • expanding access to early childhood education
  • increasing dual-enrollment opportunities for high school students
  • supporting the turnaround efforts of our lowest performing schools
  • creating a cohesive vision for our public schools

Today, it is being announced that ten candidates are being endorsed for election to the County Commission and County Mayor's office based on their commitment to ensuring full implementation of the above priorities for the public schools in Hamilton County.
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Press release

February 5, 2018

Rosabelle Gorman Is a Candidate for Hamilton County Commission, District 3

Chattanooga, Tenn.- Rosabelle Gorman has picked up qualifying papers for the Hamilton County District 3 Commission seat. The election is August 2, 2018.

Gorman's top priorities are:

  • Attracting high quality employers who provide living wages for our citizens
  • Offering equal public education opportunities for children in all areas of the county
  • Giving small, local businesses the advantages they need for growth

"Our government should be working harder to make our community better," Gorman says.  "I'm eager to contribute."

Gorman is a 20 year resident of Chattanooga and moved to Middle Valley in 2008. She is a REALTOR with Crye-Leike Hixson. 

For two years she owned and operated Brix Nouveau, a wine bare in the North Shore. "I have a unique perspective on the joys and challenges of running a small, local business," she says. 

Gorman's additional experience includes three years in vendor relations and budget/cost management with Volkswagen of Chattanooga and facilities/operations management with First Tennessee Bank and CB Richard Ellis. 

Gorman holds a B.S. in Business and Organizational Management from Bryan College and is a graduate of the Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Academy. 

Gorman and her husband Marshall have a young son. She's part of a military family and lived in various parts of the U.S. and across the world. "I can definitely appreciate what a wonderful place Hixson is to live, work and raise a family. We need to keep our community's identity while we promote responsible development here and throughout the county."