Where the Candidates Stand On Energy: Chattanooga Mayoral Candidate Kim White

In this blog, we examine the policies and positions of Kim White, candidate running for Mayor in the Chattanooga runoff election. Also in this series we profile Tim Kelly, the other candidate in the Mayoral runoff election.

Brady Watson | March 25, 2021 | Elections, Energy Policy, Tennessee
This is one of two blog posts examining where candidates for Chattanooga’s mayoral race stand on key energy and climate issues. In this blog, we examine the policies and positions of Kim White, a candidate running for Mayor in the Chattanooga runoff election. Also in this 2021 series, we profile Tim Kelly, the other candidate in the Mayoral runoff election.
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Kim White was born in Athens, Tennessee, and raised in Hixon. After high school, she attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In her professional life, she led the Corker Group, one of the city’s largest real estate companies, and the River City Company, an economic development entity. She has been married to her husband, Joe Dan, for more than 30 years. 

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Ms. White mentions on her website working to make city government more efficient by lowering energy use and emissions by monitoring energy consumption in City buildings. She also says she will work with Chattanooga’s city utility, Electric Power Board (EPB), to encourage the use of alternative energy sources and support efforts that help reduce energy consumption in homes.

CLIMATE CHANGE

On Ms. White’s campaign website she states that a strong sustainability policy is key to quality of life and economic health. During a Tennessee Environmental Council forum, Ms. White had a written statement that read in part, “There are a number of possible strategies to address the climate crisis in Chattanooga, these include renewables, energy efficiency, greening businesses, stormwater, and waste reduction.”

ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION

Under a list of her approaches to sustainability on her website, Ms. White mentions working toward greater efficiency of the City’s fleet, in addition to listing mass transit as an important part of sustainability. 

ENERGY EQUITY AND ENERGY BURDEN

We were unable to confirm the candidate’s position on this energy-related issue in published media, public records, or the campaign website.

HIGH-RISK ENERGY (COAL, NUCLEAR, OIL, GAS)

We were unable to confirm the candidate’s position on this energy-related issue in published media, public records, or the campaign website.

VOTING INFORMATION

Election Day is Tuesday, April 13, 2021, for the City of Chattanooga Municipal Run-Off Election. Polls will be open from 8 AM to 7 PM Eastern on Election Day.

Early Voting began March 24 and will end April 8. The Election Commission office and all Early Voting sites will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday

Absentee ballot applications are being accepted beginning March 12. The last day to submit an absentee application is April 6. To learn more about the runoff election, visit the Hamilton County Election Commission website.

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Brady Watson
Kansas native Brady Watson attended Kansas State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in History, and then a master’s degree in Documentary Film and History from Syracuse University.  After…
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