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Note: This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. with a statement provided by Derryberry Public Relations.

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Contributed photo / Matt Hullander

Matt Hullander, former CEO of the home improvement company HullCo, is considering a bid for Hamilton County mayor in 2022 and says he will announce his decision "at the appropriate time."

Hullander is the son of Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander. His potential bid comes after state Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, announced last week he would not run for mayor. Mayor Jim Coppinger last month announced he would not seek re-election.

"Over the last five years, I've often thought about the future of Hamilton County and the office of mayor. Because each of the four mayors who've held this position have made such profound contributions, it's important to continue with the strong record of service and leadership," Hullander said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement was provided by Robin Derryberry of Chattanooga-based Derryberry Public Relations.

If Hullander were to join the race, he would be up against Weston Wamp, founder of the Millennial Debt Foundation and son of former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Chattanooga. Wamp late last month announced his campaign has raised more than $100,000.

Hamilton County Commission chair Sabrena Smedley, R-Ooltewah, is also considering a run.

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Contact Logan Hullinger at lhullinger@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @LoganHullinger.

 

Contact Logan Hullinger at lhullinger@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @LoganHullinger.

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