Deborah Scott announced Sunday she is endorsing Chip Henderson in the City Council District 1 seat.
Ms. Scott, who chose not to seek re-election after serving one term, said, "Four candidates seek office for City Council District 1 - Chip Henderson, Jim Folkner, Pat Hagan and Tom McCullough. Offering oneself for personal inspection is difficult. We owe them all for their willingness to serve and share their convictions.
"Chip Henderson is smart.
He has common sense and a long record of thoughtful decisions. He is a businessman, not afraid of hard work, and experienced in stretching dollars. He knows duplication leads to waste and understands the dark side of high public debt. Knowing when not to spend is a rare government skill, because there are endless projects and programs seeking tax dollars.
"Though he can say 'no,' he also understands the importance of saying 'yes' to important work. To his credit, Mr. Henderson has exceled in the three areas of life that matter most. He’s shown a long-commitment to God, family, and his community. He is a caring conservative with years of volunteer service in his church and coaching school athletic programs. He mentors urban youth groups. All of us moan about lost children, but how many of us go past the moaning stage?
"After considering all candidates, I am endorsing Mr. Henderson as the best candidate to represent District 1 on March 5."