published Monday, May 16th, 2011

Seven seeking vacant Cleveland Council seat

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Seven people submitted applications to be considered for the District Five vacancy on the Cleveland City Council.

The applicants are Hugh A. Hodges, Dale R. Hughes, Harry M. Johnson Sr., Jonathan C. Porter, Susan H. Shelton, Barry M. Sullivan Sr. and Deborah H. “Debbie” Williams.

Hodges was director of the Bradley County Juvenile Division from 1984-1991 and is a U.S. Air Force veteran. Hughes is chairman of the Cleveland Utilities Board. Johnson was executive director of Bradley/Cleveland Community Services Agency from 1978 to 2009. Porter is a volunteer fire fighter, Bowater employee and owns a construction company. Shelton published The Bradley News Weekly from 1991-2008 and is employed at Cleveland City Schools. Sullivan has worked with area radio stations. Williams has served with civic groups and on a city school system advisory group.

The City Council meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday to interview the seven.

One of them will fill the vacancy created by the death of Councilman Bill Robertson until the 2012 city elections.

about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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