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