Isiah Hester running for Chattanooga City Council's District 5 to promote neighborhoods, public safety

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photo Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/1/14. County Commission candidate for district 5 Isiah Hester discusses why he is running for office during a candidate editorial board meeting at the Chattanooga Times Free Press on March 31, 2014.

Isiah Hester is running for the Chattanooga City Council to advocate for public safety and stronger neighborhoods in District 5.

Hester, owner of a commercial cleaning company, has lived in the district for more than 25 years and is running against three other candidates to replace outgoing Councilman Russell Gilbert.

"With my love, my appreciation and my admiration for the people of District 5, I want to be an advocate for them, and be the bridge between District 5 and City Hall," Hester said Thursday.