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Most Chattanooga City Council members are planning to run again

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Most of the nine Chattanooga City Council members say they want to stay in their posts and plan to run in the March 2013 city election. One exception is District 8 Councilman Andraé McGary, who is running in the Democratic primary for state Senate.

And District 4 Councilman Jack Benson still is making up his mind. With 11 years on the council, the 82-year-old former principal and teacher is the senior member. Benson said he is feeling good and believes he could make another run for the office.

"Presently, I am," he said. "I could change my mind."

The seven other council members all confirmed that they will run, saying they wanted to continue improving programs and services in their districts. Chairwoman Pam Ladd is considering a run for mayor. She said if she decides not to take on that challenge, she will be a candidate for the District 3 seat again.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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