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Monday, July 24, 2006

Breaking: Commercial Appeal endorses Novella

To my friends and supporters:

I was heartened and pleased to open the paper this morning and find that the Commercial Appeal has endorsed me for for County Commission, District 2. What a way to start the day!

In today's endorsement editorial, they wrote:
Arnold, a prison chaplain and social activist, has good ideas about addressing urban sprawl, updating development codes and reducing the county's debt.

Click here to read what I had said to the newspaper (Adobe PDF).
She's also been a tireless advocate for sometimes unfashionable causes, including AIDS prevention and conditions at the Shelby County jail. Also, we believe Arnold would be better at building consensus, a useful trait on a commission that has sometimes been sharply divided.

Thank you, God!

Thank you, Commercial Appeal, for your vote of confidence in me!