Deborah Scott announced Thursday that she will not be seeking re-election to the District 1 seat on the City Council.
Councilwoman Scott, in a lengthy statement, said she had worked hard on the council, but said she had failed to persuade other council members or the administration to go along with her on many issues.
Ms. Scott served one four-year term after unseating incumbent Linda Bennett.
Tom McCullough, former county school official, and Matthew Ware have picked up papers to run for District 1.
See the full statement by Councilwoman Scott on the Chattanoogan.com opinion page.