Chip Henderson wins District 1 Council race

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

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