It was very refreshing for both candidates to only speak to their strengths for the entire campaign while not dragging each other through the mud and acting like third graders as it too often the case with political campaigns.
It was even more refreshing to see such a humble victory and a gracious defeat as both candidates appeared to be extremely supportive of one another after the results were announced (It reminded me of a coach I used to know) and for once I don’t feel exhausted once the votes were tallied.
With that being said, Mayor Kelly, please remember those of us who live away from the four bridges and outside of downtown as our communities have been neglected for years and could really use your support going forward. We look forward to seeing you follow through on your campaign promises and bringing Chattanooga back to being the “Scenic City” where communities can strive outside of downtown and pot holes, excessive trash and gang violence are no longer the norm for the citizens of this great city.
We wish you great success on your new endeavor to lead Chattanooga.