“I’ve known Finbarr since the 1980’s, and I know him to be compassionate, trustworthy and dedicated. Finbarr is committed to improving the quality of life for all of Knoxville’s citizens and has my vote.”
-Margaret Gaiter, Community Leader
"I have been a keen observer, then friend, to Finbarr since he worked at Park Bank. He has a keen sense of duty unrelated to personal aggrandizement, and he always strives for a balanced analysis of the issues before him. Our opinions are not always aligned, but there is invariably mutual respect for the other’s point of view. Also, he seems to have a bottomless reservoir of energy to wrestle with conflicting points of view in order to arrive at consensus.
"He has my vote and support, and I urge others to also consider sending this dedicated public servant back to City Council for another term."
-Tom Weiss, Owner, The Grill at Highlands Row
Testimonials for 2008 and 2010 Campaigns:
“Finbarr has a proven track record of his commitment to Knoxville. His leadership roles and his community involvement speak for themselves. He is not waiting to give of his efforts if elected…..he has already put his efforts into motion. That’s the kind of leader we need!”
- Eddie Mannis, President/Owner, Prestige Cleaners Inc.
"Please join me in support of Finbarr Saunders as he seeks a seat on the County Commission. He has proven his honesty and integrity to me for thirty-eight years as a friend and a civic leader. As a retired teacher and high school principal, I trust his pledge to support and improve education in Knox County. We need a man of his character as we vote to improve our government."
- Trish Groves, Retired Principal, Halls High School
"Finbarr is the most community-minded person I know and has been a tremendous asset to the Westwood neighborhood and Bearden area over the years. Finbarr represents the ideas of 'neighborhoods and community' at their best and has regularly gone the extra mile to work with elected officials and neighbors on various issues. He would be an outstanding County Commissioner for Knox County."
- Paul Parris, Past President, Westwood Neighborhood Association
“I have known Finbarr Saunders for over fifty years and support him for Knox County Commission. A vote for Finbarr is a vote for integrity in government.”
- Jeff Novinger, Senior Partner, Novinger, Ball & Zivi, P.C.
"I have observed that Finbarr's exceptional level of personal integrity earns people's trust. His leadership style invites and inspires others to bring their best selves to the table over any issue. He consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to the community. He brings truth and clarity to difficult negotiations and seeks the highest good for the greatest number."
- Peg Becker, Westwood Neighbor
- Bob Koppel, President Emeritus, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital