NAACP members re-elected Dr. Elenora Woods as the organization's local president for the next two years on Monday.
Woods bested her two opponents with a total of 79 votes, according to a news release. Challengers Quenston Coleman and Dr. Thomas Brooks received nine and three votes, respectively.
With a sound victory in hand, Woods said she plans to "continue to fight for justice for all disadvantaged and underserved communities," the news release states.
She said her focus will be centered around voter registration, voter education, financial education, economic development, equity in the school system, housing and development and ending racial disparities, according to the news release.
She hopes to ensure opportunities for minority and African American contractors and to work with elected officials to ensure that the opportunity zone funding does not leave out communities like Alton Park, Piney Woods, Eastdale, East Chattanooga, Avondale and Eastlake, the news release states.
She thanked all of her supporters, congratulated the other officers and pledged to dedicate the next two years on finishing the job she started, according to the news release.
Other elected officers include:
- First Vice President: George Calhoun
- Second Vice President: Janet Harden
- Third Vice President-Ann Pierre
- Secretary: James Mathis
- Treasurer: Gail Mathis
- Assistant Treasurer: Megan Greene
Elected executive board members include:
Jackie Bridges, Adam Cowan, Jonathon Etchison, Victoria Ford, James Gilliam, Patricia Shackleford Gray, William Greene II., State representative-elect Yusuf Hakeem, Jason Holmes, Zekeyia Lee, Terrance Neal, Sean Nix, Dwight Smith, Edna Varner, Thessela White and Charlotte Williams.
Installation of officers will be held at the Jubilee Celebration on January 1. A time and location have not yet been determined.