Finbarr Saunders
for Knoxville City Council

 

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Seeking Solutions - Building Bridges

Endorsements for the 2011 City Council Election

The Metro Pulse

"At-Large Seat C is the easiest call. Finbarr Saunders is, by temperament and background, just the kind of public servant local government needs. He is well versed in a range of issues, committed to thinking seriously about the future, concerned about conservation and preservation, and a strong proponent of civil civic discourse."

 

 

The Knoxville News Sentinel

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel:

"City Council, At-Large Seat C: Finbarr Saunders, a former Knox County Commissioner, would bring a long record of experience to the panel. In addition to his service as commissioner, Saunders is a retired banker whose knowledge in finance would be invaluable to City Council.


Saunders is a thoughtful man who deploys keen insight into issues. As a consensus-builder, he will be a calming influence during contentious debates over such issues as steep-slope development and housing for the homeless."


 

 

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/sep/05/editorial-george-wallace-marshall-stair-finbarr/


The Public Trust PAC



The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

 

 

 

 Check out more up to date endorsements on Finbarr's Facebook Page!



GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS
for 2010 KNOX COUNTY COMMISSION ELECTION



The Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Political Action Committee for Education (KC-PACE)

The Public Trust PAC
Ben Atchley & Tommy Schumpert, Co-Chairmen

Fraternal Order of Police

and

KCEA
Knox County Education Association

http://www.kceaintouch.org/PDF/PACEMAKER_Spring10.pdf


The Knoxville News Sentinel endorses Finbarr. . .

“Saunders should be returned to the seat for a second term.”

“… the 65-year-old Saunders has a background in finance, having previously managed an accounting firm and [served] as a vice president for two banks. His priority is finding enough money in the budget to fund a high-quality educational system. It's a tall order, but one that suits him.”  July 13, 2010

The Knox County Political Action Committee for Education
(KC-PACE) endorses Finbarr. . .

The Public Trust PAC, co-chaired by Tommy Schumpert and Ben Atchley, has recommended Finbarr.  Atchley says, “As much as any time, it’s important that people make informed decisions and vote.”  July 13, 2010

The Fraternal Order of Police endorses Finbarr. . .

The members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Volunteer Lodge No. 2, have voted to endorse Finbarr.  July 2010

The Knox County Political Action Committee for Education
(KC-PACE) endorses Finbarr. . .

The political arm of the Knox County Education Association, KC-PACE, has recommended Finbarr to its members.  Spring 2010



GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS
from 2008 ELECTION

The Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Political Action Committee for Education (KC-PACE)
and
The Public Trust PAC
Ben Atchley & Tommy Schumpert, Co-Chairmen



The Knoxville News Sentinel endorses Finbarr. . .

"Our endorsement goes to Saunders, a former banker, accounting firm manager and Vietnam veteran. Saunders has long been active in community activities, both neighborhood and countywide, private and public. He believes serving on the commission will extend that level of service. Saunders will be an asset to the County Commission."  July 22, 2008

The Knox County Political Action Committee for Education
(KC-PACE) endorses Finbarr. . .

Each school board district is represented by members of the Knox County Education Association.

The Public Trust, "Good Government Group" endorses Finbarr. . .

“Our mission is to support people we believe to be honest, ethical and qualified to serve our community.  We’re completely non-partisan and our only agenda is to support people who share the singular goal of improving our community.” Ben Atchley




  PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS
from 2008 ELECTION


Finbarr is the only candidate for District 4, Seat A
to receive all three endorsements from:
The Knoxville News Sentinel,
Metro Pulse
and
The Public Trust PAC
Ben Atchley & Tommy Schumpert, Co-Chairmen
 
 
The Knoxville News Sentinel says of Finbarr. . .

"Finbarr Saunders has been actively involved in West Knoxville, Bearden and Westwood community groups and homeowner organizations for many years and those experiences will help him with constituent service...  He plans to work for better coordination between neighborhoods and developers.  We also like his approach to make county government more accessible to ordinary citizens."


 
The Public Trust, "Good Government Group" endorses Finbarr. . .

"Our only criteria was to support candidates we were convinced would work to improve the quality and effectiveness of local government."

 

Frank Cagle of The Metro Pulse says. . .

"Saunders, who has a lot of Republican friends, would be a strong general election candidate against the Republican nominee."