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Creating more opportunities, a higher quality of life, and a better future for our kids

Active voters make democracy healthy

By Andy Berke | September 4, 2018

I joined members of our Mayor’s Youth Council last week for a discussion about voting, sponsored by Let America Vote. The statistics about voting in Tennessee are grim: We ranked 40th in the nation for voter registration and 50th for turnout in the last midterm elections. During early voting in the recent August primaries, Hamilton…

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Karl Dean: A Proven Fighter For Our Next Governor

By Andy Berke | August 16, 2018

Karl Dean’s bold ideas, thoughtful leadership, and common sense approach to solving problems made him an outstanding two-term Mayor of Nashville. As our next governor, I know that he’ll work harder than anyone to provide more opportunities for more people in our state to get better educations and build better lives. Tennessee deserves a governor…

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Veterans need housing support now more than ever

By Andy Berke | January 3, 2018

Right before Thanksgiving, I was downtown when I was approached by a man named Chris. He was a veteran who had served our country in the armed forces but had experienced homelessness. He told me that our veterans homeless coalition had helped him move in an apartment only a few days before. This year, he…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tessa Spaulding

By Berke For Mayor | February 17, 2017

Meet Tessa Spaulding. Tessa has been an active member in our community for years, and when she’s not campaigning you can find her cooking delicious food for causes throughout the city Tessa and her husband, Brett, are two of the Berke Campaign’s most dedicated volunteers. Tessa recently stepped up to become a Volunteer Organizer for…

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Knock on Doors for Mayor Berke

By Berke For Mayor | February 10, 2017
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Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Mastilovic

By Andy Berke | February 4, 2017

Nick Mastilovic is a 9th grader who dedicates most of his free time contributing to our community and being a social activist. Recently, Nick has helped the campaign in any way that is needed – whether it’s assembling signs, making hours of calls or canvassing. The other day I was talking with Nick and asked…

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City settles with GE Power to pay $6 million back to taxpayers

By Berke For Mayor | February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 — Today Mayor Berke and Mayor Coppinger announced an agreement reached with GE Power to pay back $6 million to the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County related to tax breaks awarded during the Littlefield Administration in 2012. A little over a year ago GE bought Alstom’s power operations and later announced…

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Andy Berke | Building a Safer City

By Andy Berke | January 25, 2017

Every person in our community needs to feel safe. It’s hard to sit out on your porch or visit a neighbor if you’re worried about falling victim to crime. Over the last few years, I have pushed to make sure we do everything we can to provide the safety and security all Chattanoogans deserve. Whether…

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Phone Bank for Mayor Berke

By Berke for Mayor | January 24, 2017
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Andy Berke: Building a Fairer Economy in Chattanooga

By Andy Berke | January 19, 2017

When I started my campaign for Mayor over 4 years ago, I laid out a vision of Chattanooga that I still believe in today: a city with small businesses popping up on every corner; a place where no matter what zip code you live in, you have the tools you need to get a job.…

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