On Thursday, Jonathan Mason made statements on his campaign’s endorsement from Citizens for Home Rule Political Action Committee (CHR-PAC).
In accepting the endorsement, Jonathan Mason said, “Our property is often our biggest investment. Too many times are citizens threatened by their own government looking to seize their land. We have seen this action just recently by the City of East Ridge’s Council. As the next State Representative for District 30, I will ensure that forced annexation remains illegal and will fight to close loopholes that municipalities use for eminent domain in the name of redevelopment and urban renewal.”
Representative Mike Carter (R-29) of Ooltewah, who lead the fight and passed the legislation to end forced annexation in Tennessee and was awarded Legislator of the Year in 2016 by (CHR-PAC), said, “Citizens for Home Rule Political Action Committee is a group who was instrumental in the success of ending forced annexation and remains advocates for the people and property rights today. I have worked with Citizens for Home Rule for years now and know them to be good stewards of decision making when it comes to property rights and those who will defend the people.”
With the endorsement from Citizens for Home Rule Political Action Committee, John Avery Emison, Treasurer for CHR-PAC stated, “Mr. Mason is a pro-property rights, pro-citizen candidate, and we look forward to his work in the General Assembly. Mr. Mason is no newcomer to the battle for citizen’s property rights. Our group first met Mr. Mason in 2014 when he worked with Commissioner Sabrena Smedley, fighting for property rights in Tennessee. We are pleased to endorse Jonathan Mason.”