Four Incumbent Candidates For Chattanooga City Council To Be Opposed in March Election -updated Dec. 18

Chattanooga, TN- The first Tuesday in March of every fourth year, Chattanoogans elect a Mayor and all nine City Council members. 

The next election is set for March 2nd, 2021. 

As of December 18th, 2020, these are the candidates vying for a seat on the City Council in each of the Districts. 

District 1 City Council seat is currently held by Chip Henderson.  He is running unopposed at current. 

District 2 City Council seat is currently held by Jerry Mitchell.  Jenny Hill, Thomas Lee and Tim Gorman have qualified as candidates for this seat.

District 3 City Council seat is currently held by Ken Smith.  His seat will be opposed by candidate Rachael Torrence.

District 4 City Council seat is currently held by Darrin Ledford. His seat will be opposed by candidate Bill Lloyd.

District 5 City Council seat is currently held by Russell Gilbert.  Gilbert is running for Mayor so his seat will be vacated.  Several have entered their bid for the position.   Alan Holman, Cynthia Stanley-Cash, Dennis Clark, Isiah Hester and Leanne Jones have all been qualified.

District 6 City Council seat is currently held by Carol Berz.  She currently runs unopposed for her upcoming fourth term as City Councilwoman. 

District 7 City Council seat is currently held by Erskine Oglesby Jr.   Like Gilbert, Olglesby is running for mayor so his seat will be vacated.  Two candidates, Ken Hays and Raquetta Dotley have thrown their hats in the ring. 

District 8 City Council seat is currently held by Anthony Byrd.  He will be running for another term and is opposed by two candidates, D’Andre Anderson and Marie Mott.

District 9 City Council seat is currently held by Demetrus Coonrod.  Kelvin Scott will be her opposition.

To be elected, a candidate must receive a majority (50% + 1) of the votes cast; if no candidate garners a majority, a run-off election is held between the two candidates that received the most votes.  

Runoff elections are held on the second Tuesday of April.  

Mayor and Council receive their oath of office and their new terms begin on the first Monday after the second Tuesday of April.  

Also, in April of each year, the Council also elects a Chair and Vice-Chair.   

The Tennessee Conservative will keep you up-to-date with any new information. 

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