Crime high among concerns in Chattanooga's District 8

THE CANDIDATES• Andraé McGary, 33, incumbent and former radio talk show host who lost a November Democratic bid for state Senate• Moses Freeman, 74, retired city administrator and developer

Crime, government spending and jobs are chief concerns for District 8 residents, said City Councilman Andraé McGary. The incumbent faces a challenge from developer and retired city administrator Moses Freeman in next month's city elections.

Freeman said his priorities are helping people feel safe in their homes and alleviating drug sales and violence. He also wants to promote more economic development, he said.

Early voting in the city's mayoral and City Council election continues through Feb.