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Murphy files lawsuit in District 9 election decision

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- The Chattanooga City Council District 9 election may be over, but the contest isn't - yet.

Thursday, Chattanooga City Councilman Peter Murphy filed suit against the Hamilton County Commission.

The Commission ruled last week that the winner of the March 5 election was Yusuf Hakeem and no runoff was necessary.

In reaction to the ruling, Murphy mentioned that a suit would be a possibility

Murphy filed the suit in Hamilton County Chancery Court.

Chattanooga is holding a runoff in the District 4 race April 9.

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