Deborah Scott not running for Chattanooga City Council

Deborah Scott not running for Chattanooga City Council

October 25th, 2012 by Cliff Hightower in News

Chattanooga City Council member Deborah Scott is seen in this file photo.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

Councilwoman Deborah Scott announced today she would not seek the District 1 City Council seat for a second term.

Scott said in a news release her decision was made because of personal reasons and the enormous amount of time it takes for the job. She said she spent 60 to 80 hours a week working as a council member.

"I have decided not to seek re-election to City Council next term," Scott wrote. "My Mother will turn 84 soon and I need a little more family time. I hope to assist citizen candidates who embrace transparency, demonstrate accountability and are willing to champion responsible fiscal policies. I pray others will do the same."

District 1 encompasses Lookout Valley and most of the western portion of Chattanooga.

For more information, read tomorrow's edition of the Times Free Press.