Race On For Chattanooga Mayor, All 9 City Council Seats

Friday, September 21, 2012

A host of contenders on Friday began picking up petitions to run in the March city of Chattanooga election.  

Guy Satterfield, a former city employee, is the first to pick up for mayor.  Rob Healy, a mayoral candidate last time around, has filed treasurer papers. State Senator Andy Burke is also planning to run.  

On the City Council, former school principal Tom McCullough is the first to pick up for the seat now held by Deborah Scott. 

In District 2, George Jackson is in the running.  Sally Robinson is not seeking re-election.  

Ken Smith picked up for the District 3 post held by Pam Ladd.  

In District 4, three contenders are after the seat held by Jack Benson.  They are Larry Grohn, Ryan King and Scott McColtin.  

Incumbent Russell Gilbert picked up for District 5.  

No one has yet picked up for District 6, but incumbent Carol Berz plans to run again.  

Tramble Stephens is the first to pick up for District 7.  Chris Anderson has announced that he is running and Manny Rico is the incumbent.  

No one has picked up for District 8.  Incumbent Andre McGary is running for the state Senate. 

Demetrus Menifee and Peter Murphy picked up for District 9.  Former Councilman Yusuf Hakeem has named a treasurer for the post.  


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