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Anderson files papers to run for Chattanooga City Council

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Chris Anderson (second from right) with campaign volunteers. Chris Anderson (second from right) with campaign volunteers.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Chris Anderson filed nominating papers at the Hamilton County Election Commission on Wednesday, formalizing his candidacy for the District 7 seat on the Chattanooga City Council.

Anderson, who announced his candidacy in May, noted that while his name is now formally set to be placed on the ballot, he has been talking to voters and discussing the issues that impact his district and the city at large throughout the past several months.

"I'm so excited to have the opportunity to represent my district on City Council. We face a serious choice as a city, a choice between two fundamentally different visions for Chattanooga," Anderson said, highlighting his plan for Chattanooga.

"The vision I believe in is a Chattanooga where our local government fights for the common good of its people and leadership is more than just showing up. A vision where creative citizenship and public participation are valued and encouraged. We need representation that will fight for safe streets, good jobs, and strong neighborhoods," he added.

The campaign noted that it will be conducting a series of community forums around the district, specifically focused on the issues facing the district and the specific neighborhoods that comprise it. These forums will make up a listening tour, where Anderson says he is committed to engaging with the community directly and working together to make Chattanooga better.

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