Mayor & council races set for Chattanooga city elections this spring

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Thursday was the deadline to enter the spring city elections in Chattanooga.

And we have five candidates for Mayor.

Andy Berke is running for re-election.

As previously announced, City Councilman Larry Grohn and former councilman David Crokett are challenging him.

Private citizens Gail Francis and contractor Chris Long also filed to run.

On the city council, Ken Smith and Carol Berz escaped any challengers.

And Darrin Ledford was the only candidate to qualify to replace Larry Grohn in district Four.

The other six have competition.

Here is the breakdown:

District One (Hixson, Lookout Valley) Incumbent Chip Henderson faces Susan Miller from Cummings Cove and Jay Nevans from Stringers Ridge.

District Two (N. Chattanooga,Riverview) Incumbent Jerry Mitchell is running against Mickey McCamish from Heritage Landing.

District Five (Bonny Oaks, Dalewood) Incumbent Russell Gilbert faces a rematch against Cynthia Stanley-Cash, plus a challenge from Jeffery Evans.

District Seven (Downtown, St. Elmo, Alton Park) Also pits the current councilman against a former one. Manny Rico is running for his old seat against incumbent Chris Anderson and challenger Erskine Oglesby.

District Eight
(Amnicola, Eastside) Incumbent Moses Freeman faces Anthony Byrd and Thomas Kunesh.

District Nine (East Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge) Incumbent Yusuf Hakeem faces Pat Benson from North crest, Demtrus Coonrod from Tunnel Boulevard, and John Kerns from Duncan Avenue.

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