Campaign staff for Chris Anderson for City Council announced this morning that Anderson, who is running for City Council District 7, is openly gay.
Joda Thongnopnua, campaign coordinator, said Anderson has been with his partner for almost 10 years.
“Chris is the only openly gay candidate right now running in Tennessee,” Thongnopnua said.
He said Anderson feels the city is diverse and it has had no effect on the race at this point.
Anderson is running against Manny Rico.
For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...