published Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Deborah Scott not running for Chattanooga City Council


by Cliff Hightower
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    Chattanooga City Council member Deborah Scott is seen in this file photo.
    Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Councilwoman Deborah Scott announced today she would not seek the District 1 City Council seat for a second term.

Scott said in a news release her decision was made because of personal reasons and the enormous amount of time it takes for the job. She said she spent 60 to 80 hours a week working as a council member.

“I have decided not to seek re-election to City Council next term,” Scott wrote. “My Mother will turn 84 soon and I need a little more family time. I hope to assist citizen candidates who embrace transparency, demonstrate accountability and are willing to champion responsible fiscal policies. I pray others will do the same.”

District 1 encompasses Lookout Valley and most of the western portion of Chattanooga.

For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.

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