The Times Free Press, in partnership with WRCB Channel 3, interviewed 32 candidates in Chattanooga's city election. Early voting takes place until Feb. 25, with election day on March 2.
In the below videos, Chattanooga mayoral and city council candidates answered the question, "What qualified you to take on this role and what would your highest priority be?" Candidate responses are listed alphabetically by last name.
This week, the Times Free Press will release more videos with answers to questions about balancing the city budget, paving and transportation, the city's economy, recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and public safety policy.
Council candidates who are unopposed, Carol Berz from District 6 and Chip Henderson from District 1, did not participate. Mayoral candidates Monty Bell and Russell Gilbert declined to participate.
For more information about the local elections, click here for the Times Free Press Voter Guide.
Chattanooga mayoral candidates: Monty Bell, Monty Bruell, Lon Cartwright, Christopher Dahl, D'Angelo Davis, Russell Gilbert, Wade Hinton, Tim Kelly, Chris Long, George Ryan Love, Andrew McLaren, Erskine Oglesby, Kim White, Robert C. Wilson and Dr. Elenora Woods.
District 1 (unopposed): Incumbent Chip Henderson.
District 2 (open seat): Tim Gorman, Jenny Hill and Thomas Lee.
District 3 (opposed): Incumbent Ken Smith, challenger Rachael Torrence.
District 4 (opposed): Incumbent Darrin Ledford, challenger Bill Lloyd.
District 5 (open seat): Dennis Milton Clark, Cynthia Stanley-Cash, Isaiah Hester, Alan "A.J" Holman and Leanne Jones.
District 6 (unopposed): Incumbent Carol Berz.
District 7 (open seat): Raquetta Dotley and Ken Hays.
District 8 (opposed): Challenger D'Andre Anderson, incumbent Anthony Byrd and challenger Marie Mott.
District 9 (opposed): Incumbent Demetrus Coonrod, challenger Kelvin Scott.