The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s North Chattanooga Council will host a political forum Feb. 5 for qualified candidates running for the Chattanooga City Council Districts 1 and 2.
The meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at The INCubator, which is at 100 Cherokee Blvd. Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking.
Moderated by Jerry Sterling, the forum will feature all seven candidates running for the open seats in District 1 and District 2. The public is encouraged to submit their questions for the candidates through the North Chattanooga Council’s Facebook page.
Four contenders are vying for the District 1 spot currently held by Chattanooga City Councilwoman Deborah Scott, who is not seeking re-election. District 1 represents the areas of Hixson, Lookout Valley, Moccasin Bend, Mountain Creek Road and Northwoods.
District 1 candidates include:
· Jim Folkner
· Pat Hagan
· Chip Henderson
· Tom McCullough
Three candidates are running for the District 2 seat currently held by City Councilwoman Sally Robinson, who is also not seeking re-election. District 2 represents the areas of Lupton City, North Chattanooga and the Northgate area.
District 2 candidates include:
· Jerry Mitchell
· Priscilla Simmons
· Roger Tuder
North Chattanooga Council meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. Admission is $10, and lunch is provided. The council’s mission is to build on the successful engagement of its members, leaders and neighbors with the goal of continuing the growth of positive personal and professional relationships from the North Shore to the South Shore.
For more information about the North Chattanooga Council, contact Randall Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.