Cempa community outreach manager LaDarius Price to run for Chattanooga City Council District 5

LaDarius Price / Photo contributed by LaDarius Price

Self-proclaimed "District 5-lifer" LaDarius Price is running for Chattanooga City Council to promote public health, financial literacy and youth development.

Price, 39, the community outreach manager for Cempa Community Care, wants to use his experience working with the community to continue his work of bridging health and wellness disparities facing Black and Latino Chattanoogans by serving on the council.

"I want to see District 5 become healthy on every front- mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and financially," Price said. "I want to prepare them in position, you know, to be successful."

A native and nearly lifelong resident of the district, Price said he could represent his neighbors thoroughly if elected.

"You can't just go into communities and tell them 'Hey, I provide this service.' You have to have a relationship with them first," he said.