Chip Henderson wins District 1 Council race

Chip Henderson wins District 1 Council race

March 5th, 2013 by Lindsay Burkholder in Local - Breaking News

Chip Henderson looks over election results with family friend Tony Webb and son Cameron Webb at Tres Amigos in Lookout Valley on Tuesday night.

Photo by Jay Bailey/Times Free Press.

Voters elected Chip Henderson to the Chattanooga City Council's District 1 post. Henderson garnered 52.66 percent of the vote or 1,120 total votes.

Others in the race were retired educator Dr. Tom McCullough, who got 771 votes; businessman Jim Folker, a leader in the effort to recall Mayor Ron Littlefield, who got 177 votes; and TVA employee Pat Hagan, with 52 votes. There were seven write-in votes.

Henderson said he would be focusing on what he called "essential needs" throughout his term.

"Basically, our infrastructure, our public safety and our economic development - just making sure that we have an infrastructure in Chattanooga that facilitates our citizens and...making sure that we have a strong fire and police department...and making sure that we have the right kind of economic development to facilitate the growth of business in Chattanooga."

Henderson, 52, who owns and operates Henderson Construction, will be representing Lookout Valley, Moccasin Bend, Mountain Creek, North Chattanooga and Northwoods North.

"We're just ecstatic. I want to thank all the voters of District 1," he said.