Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson

Chip Henderson won tonight's election for the District 1 Chattanooga City Council seat.

He received 1,315 votes, or 66.8 percent. Susan MIller came in second with 371 votes, and Jay Nevans finished last with 265 votes.

District 1 covers Lookout Valley, Mocassin bend and Mountain Creek, as well as parts of Hixson and North Chattanooga.

Henderson, 56, is the incumbent, having served on the council since 2013. Among his accomplishments, he listed boosting the overall road paving budget, as well as major paving projects in his region like on Browns Ferry Road and West View Road.

He also funded improvements to the Youth and Family Development Center in his district and worked with Hamilton County 4 Vets to establish a Veterans Treatment Court. Henderson is the chair of the Public Safety Committee and owner of a construction company.

Miller, 49, a senior auditor at Unum, campaigned on working with the police department to curb the crime rate. She also wanted to work with city leaders to boost public education and wanted to approve zoning ordinances that "provide housing options for citizens willing to work for their family."

Nevans, 47, a small business owner, listed several areas in which he wanted to improve the city: education, home ownership, recycling, tourism, crime and affordable home ownership.

Specifically, he wanted to borrow from a recycling and composting program in Sevier County and graduation improvement initiatives in Knox County.


2017 city election results