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Chattanooga city councilmen Erskine Oglesby Jr., Darrin Ledford and Ken Smith are shown during a city council meeting.

Chattanooga City Council members elected Councilmen Ken Smith and Erskine Oglesby Jr. as their new chairman and vice chair Tuesday night.

No other names were placed in nomination.

Smith moves up from the vice chairman position, replacing Jerry Mitchell. 

Council members praised Mitchell for leading in a respectful way and making procedural changes that made the council a more open and welcoming place for Chattanooga citizens.

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