On Tuesday, we did what a lot of people said wasn't possible: we contacted thousands of voters, and we fielded dozens of volunteers for the most aggressive ground game for a City Council race this year, and won an election by a huge margin on the first ballot. And none of it would have been possible without the volunteers, donors, and community leaders who poured their time and money into this race.
I'm so proud of them for giving District 7 the campaign it deserved - it may have been difficult to knock on doors in the snow and make phone calls for hours at a time, but together we decided that our community deserved a voice and that was worth fighting for.
I'm so humbled to have received the overwhelming support of the people in my district. This election process has been such an honor, meeting residents of the district and hearing their concerns, working together to find solutions, and laying out a vision for our city. The campaign was at times ambitious and difficult, but it was the right campaign for a district that fundamentally represents Chattanooga as a city and as a people. It wouldn't have been possible without the amazing people that contributed their time and money - sometimes both - to make it happen.
I've already taken steps to ensure we can begin governing on day one by working in conjunction with the Mayor-elect and the new Council. We've got a lot of work to do and I'm excited to get started.
Thank you so much.
Chattanooga City Councilman-elect, District 7