CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga business owner Tim Kelly, the founder and CEO of the Chattanooga Football Club, announced on Thursday he is running for mayor of Chattanooga.
Kelly made the announcement on his Facebook page Thursday afternoon.
Kelly is the owner of several local businesses, including Kelly Subaru and Southern Honda Powersports, the largest Honda powersports dealership in the nation.
Kelly acknowledged the challenges Chattanooga faces due to the COVID-19 crisis, focused on the urgency of the moment, and pressed the need to bring people together.
“Right now, our city faces unprecedented challenges and many of our neighbors are struggling," Kelly said. "But having grown up here, raised my kids here, and built my life here, I know the character of this community and I have witnessed us overcome difficult times in the past. That’s why I’m running to be your next Mayor, because I believe our city needs a clear vision for the future that will put us on the path to recovery. We can come back from this crisis stronger than before, ensuring everyone in our community can thrive and succeed, regardless of their neighborhood or the color of their skin. Together, we can build a Chattanooga that works for everyone.”