Last Day to Vote for City Council District 8 Seat

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Today, voters in District 8 will decide who will represent them on Chattanooga’s City Council.

The race is between incumbent Marvene Noel and Challenger Marie Mott.

Mott won the popular vote in August, but has become the subject of controversy in recent weeks.

If Mott wins, she would be the third person to represent District Eight in less than a year.

Anthony Byrd vacated the seat in March, and the council appointed Marvene Noel to replace him.

Turnout in the general election was low, and the same could be true today, leaving the candidates to succeed or fail by thin margins.

Both candidates have addressed generational inequalities that exist in Chattanooga, and are eager to advance District 8.

“We have fallen short on the mark wth just providing basic needs in order for people in District 8 to live their best life. The scales of justice have not been balanced in a very long time,” said Noel.

“It’s time for this city to close gaps that exist largely in District 8. There are a lot of homeless in our community. There are a lot of people who have been in generational poverty in our community,” said Mott.

Polls close at seven P-M.

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