Ron Littlefield

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Ron Littlefield
Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield.jpg
Littlefield in June 2009
72nd Mayor of Chattanooga
In office
2005–2013
Preceded by Bob Corker
Succeeded by Andy Berke
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 67–68)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lanis
Children 2
Religion Evangelical

Ronald C. Littlefield (born 1946) is an American politician and the former mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was elected via a run-off election in 2005 after a long term as a city councilman.[1] He was reelected in 2009. He is the former executive director of Chattanooga Venture.[2]

Recall[edit]

In August 2010, Ron Littlefield became the first Mayor in Chattanooga history to be subject to a recall after a petition was made by Chattanooga Tea Party, the citizens group "Chattanooga Organized for Action" and "Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield"[3][4][5] Littlefield filed an injunction against the Hamilton County election commission, a judge later added Jim Folkner of Citizens to Recall Mayor to the defendants to decide while attempting to decide if the recall is valid. On September 7, 2010 the recall attempt was halted in a ruling by Hamilton County Circuit Judge Jeff Hollingsworth, who cited the recall groups' failure to comply with state law on a variety of issues related to the petition language, number of dated signatures, the use of petitions not approved by the election commission and other legal and organizational missteps made by the three groups involved. As a result of the ruling, Ron Littlefield remained mayor until the end of his term in 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Town Chattanooga Then and Now Part Six: An Amazing Transformation for The Most Polluted City", Nordia Epps, WDEF-TV, May 16, 2007[dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.chattanooga.gov/Mayors_Office/MayorsOffice_BiographyofMayorLittlefield.htm
  3. ^ a b Hightower, Cliff (2010-09-03). "Chattanooga: Circuit Court judge rules petitioners can intervene in recall lawsuit Littlefield filed against Hamilton County Election Commission". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  4. ^ Anonymous (2010). "Recallers Pass Number Of Names Needed For Littlefield". Recallers Pass Number Of Names Needed For Littlefield Recall. Chattanoogan. 
  5. ^ Flessner, Dave; Cliff Hightower (2010-08-29). "Recall election may offer quick path to office". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 

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Preceded by
Bob Corker
Mayor of Chattanooga
2005 — 2013
Succeeded by
Andy Berke