Jerry Mitchell officially launched his campaign for Chattanooga City Council District 2 on Friday. In front of a large crowd of supporters, Mr. Mitchell spoke about why he decided to run for the position and focused in on specific issues important to his campaign.
Several items were discussed, ranging from keeping neighborhoods safe to economic development. The campaign will focus on making government more responsive its citizens while raising the morale of city employees, including police officers. Mr. Mitchell specifically focused on the need for a more open and ransparent city government.
“Citizens deserve more than our government protecting special interests or conducting business behind the scenes," he said. "We must include the public in the conversation when it comes to finding the solutions for our communities. City leaders created a government that is nonpartisan and we need to keep it that way.”
Mr. Mitchell closed his remarks with a call to action for his supporters. “This election will come down to shaking as many hands as possible from now until March 5.”
District 2 consists of seven precincts from North Shore to Northgate. Early voting begins Feb. 13.