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Russell Gilbert (Incumbent) | Age: No response
- Occupation: Food services manager
- Website/Facebook: russellgilbertbeyond.com, facebook.com/voterussellgilbert
- (Running unopposed but) I’m seeking reelection because … “I want to be the voice of the people.”
- Pulse Intern Rating: Accessibility: 4 | Responsiveness: 4 | Earnestness: 2 | Pleasant/Eager To Talk: 1 | Perception: 3
- Gilbert can be a jerk (claims our intern). In an uncontested race, he doesn’t have anything to lose by talking down and being completely disrespectful to those seeking information from him. On first impression at the UTC forum, he seemed understanding of the plight and hardship of Chattanoogans. However, later over the phone Gilbert was rude and completely intolerable, refusing to answer simple questions about his age and other basic information about himself that should be known if one is running for a public office.
- Editor’s note: Nobody wanted to challenge Gilbert? Really?
—Pulse interns Gaby Dixon, Julia Sharp and Esan Swan contributed mightily to this project. The comments following their ratings are their own and do not reflect the opinion of The Pulse. The editor’s notes are his own opinions and do not reflect those of Brewer Media, but do reflect those of The Pulse.