published Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Cleveland, Tenn., Mayor Tom Rowland to seek re-election

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    Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland announced he would seek re-election during his annual "State of the City" address to the Cleveland Kiwanis Club on Jan. 16, 2014. If elected, it will be Rowland's seventh term as the city's mayor.
    Photo by Paul Leach /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland announced today during his annual “State of the City” address to the Cleveland Kiwanis Club that he would seek re-election.

“I’ve been here a long time,” Rowland said in the announcement at the end of his address. “There are a lot of things I want to continue to be involved in for the next four years.”

During his address, Rowland attributed Cleveland’s success to efforts made by the city government, the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and new and existing industries.

"It’s good to hear a positive message about the Chamber and our city,” said Gary Farlow, president and CEO of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. “It’s good that Mayor Rowland is going to run one more time.”

“Just announcing for an election doesn’t mean you’re going to win an election, but I’ll certainly give it my best,” said Rowland.

Rowland was sworn in as Cleveland’s mayor in 1991 and is the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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