Chattanooga mayor endorses former Nashville mayor for governor

A release from Democratic candidate Karl Dean’s campaign:

Today, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced his endorsement for Karl Dean for Governor. 

Dean joined Berke in downtown Chattanooga for a press conference where the announcement was made. Berke pointed to their shared experience of being mayors as the reason he’s supporting Dean’s candidacy.  

“Karl Dean’s bold ideas, thoughtful leadership, and common sense approach to solving problems made him an outstanding two-term Mayor of Nashville,” Berke said. “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 who will work for everyone, including the urban neighborhoods and rural communities that are too often forgotten by leaders on Capitol Hill. Karl has proven to us that he’ll fight for Chattanoogans and our neighbors. I’m proud to endorse him today.”

During Berke’s tenure as Mayor of Chattanooga, he has worked to significantly streamline government operations. Through doing so, Berke has relentlessly focused on making Chattanooga streets safer, families stronger, growing middle class jobs, and using taxpayer dollars efficiently.

“There’s no Democratic or Republican way to be mayor of a city,” Dean said. “When you’re mayor, people just want you to work on the things that will make their everyday lives better. I’m honored to receive the support of Mayor Berke—someone who knows first hand what it takes to lead and how to focus on the issues that really matter.” 


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