A Homegrown Candidate

Pam Ladd is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga and received her Master of Science degree.

Pam is a former employee of TVA and Provident.

Photo by Steve Morgan

Photo by Steve Morgan

She opened Custom Custodial, Inc. and owned the business for fifteen years. Her company employed over 140 employees through her business, giving Pam a keen awareness of how essential small businesses and local companies are to the growth of a city such as Chattanooga. Her work throughout the years has resulted in awards from the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau, as well as being honored by Chattanooga State with the “Tiger” award for her contributions to programs assisting at risk students. In 2013, Pam was awarded the American Lung Association’s “Woman of Distinction” award.

In 2009, Pam was elected to the City Council in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She served on the council from 2009-2013, and was the Chairwoman from 2012-2013. Pam is eager to serve the public again and use her experience and expertise to help the Chattanooga community.

Currently, Pam is running for the position of County Commissioner in district 4. She hopes she can bring change and progress to an area that is in need of someone who cares.

“I am more passionate than ever that we must win this race. These neighborhoods need major support and advocacy.” -Pam Ladd

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Ladd kicks off campaign; gains support among local Democrats

Ckickoffhattanooga, TN – Pam Ladd hosted dozens of local Democrats at the Hart Gallery Tuesday night, kicking off her campaign with a strong showing of support for her Hamilton County Commission District 4 run.

Early unity among residents, local democrats, and community leaders positions Ladd as an early leader in the race, despite a crowded field. A number of party leaders and residents stepped up to volunteer and made contributions, demonstrating a strong base of support for the former City Councilwoman. The campaign announced that it had raised over $2,000 from the kickoff event and signed up dozens of volunteers for the race ahead.

“I am thrilled at the outpouring of support I have received since beginning this campaign a month ago,” said Ladd. “I’ve worked hard all my life and I have the results to show it. The team we have gathered together is a strong one and we’ll be working hard to tell that story and win over every voter, one-by-one.”

Ladd is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, attending UT-Chattanooga as well as working for the TVA and Provident before starting her own business. Her credentials as a strong leader in her community are bolstered by her time on Chattanooga City Council. Additionally, she has served on the boards of the North River YMCA, United Way’s Center for Non-Profits, and ArtsBuild. In recognition for her commitment to public service, she received the Girl’s Inc. Unbought Unbossed award. Ladd’s also served as president of her homeowners association and has been a continuing partner with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

With the election set for May 6, the campaign is kicking in to high gear. Ladd has several community events planned and is already calling voters—she will begin going door-to-door in the weeks ahead in order to tell her story and share her vision for the district. People can learn more by visiting her Facebook page and following her on Twitter. Her website, www.pamladd.com, is set to launch in the coming days.

Pam Ladd Picks up Papers to Run for County Commission

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Former Chattanooga City Council Chair Pam Ladd picked up PamLaddpicqualifying papers on Thursday to run for Hamilton County Commission District 4, announcing her intention to run in the May Democratic Primary against incumbent Warren Mackey.

County Commission District Four is entirely within the City of Chattanooga and overlaps with the district Ms. Ladd represented during her time on Chattanooga City Council. Many voters are new to District Four and this will be the first election after the last redistricting.

“Our community needs a voice that is experienced, a commissioner who works hard, and a leader with proven results,” Ladd said. “We need jobs, we need to fight crime, and we need to better prepare our children for the future. We have a lot of work to do, but working together we can get it done.”

Ms. Ladd is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, attending UT-Chattanooga as well as working for the TVA and Provident before starting her own business. She has served on the boards of the North River YMCA, United Way’s Center for Non-Profits, and ArtsBuild. In recognition for her commitment to public service, she received the Girl’s Inc. Unbought Unbossed Award. Additionally, Ladd has served as president of her homeowners association and has been a continuing partner with the Chamber of Commerce.

“I commit to being the hardest working person in public service in Hamilton County, because that’s what this district deserves. I’m excited to bring my experience, dedication, and drive to the commission,” Ladd noted. “County residents of the city pay the same amount of taxes and I want to make sure we have the same voice. We cannot afford to sit back—we’ve got to get to work.”

Ms. Ladd will be collecting signatures as well as meeting with voters in the coming weeks. The campaign will roll out an aggressive campaign to bring experienced, hardworking leadership to the district. People can learn more by visiting her Facebook page and following her on Twitter.