Economic Development 

Chris is committed to moving Chattanooga's economy forward. He has chaired the Economic and Community Development Committee on the City Council since being elected in 2013. Since then, Chris has helped usher the City's development projects and programs, working with the Mayor's office, developers, and community leaders to bring jobs and vibrant neighborhoods to Chattanooga's core. 


Chris knows that people are concerned about the city's crime rate and he won't stand by while our citizens are so worried. Crime in the 7th district is actually down and this is likely because of the number of new jobs as well as innovative police work done by Chattanooga's Finest. Chris will continue to support our brave police officers as well as fight for more robust development, new jobs, and farther reaching programs in our Youth and Family Development Centers to keep the downward trend going. 


Chris knows that strong neighborhoods are anchored by popular parks. That's why Chris has fought hard to bring a new park to Alton Park - one that will be the largest and most expensive in Chattanooga history. It's also why he listen to residents and got a new bathroom for St. Elmo's Park and helped bring a new skate park to Southside. Chris is excited about the new renovation for Miller Park downtown which he and so many others have been working hard on the past few years. 


The most fundamental task of city government and one which Chris has zealously advocated for his district on is infrastructure. District 7 boasts the largest investment of City funding among all the council district and that is a direct result of Chris' tireless efforts. From paving St. Elmo Avenue to new sidewalks in Alton Park to miles and miles of paving of long-neglected roads in East Lake, Chris has made upgrading the infrastructure of the community a high priority and he will continue to if re-elected.