Andraé McGary is reconsidering seeking a second term on Chattanooga City Council, he confirmed Tuesday.

“At this point, I am undecided,” McGary said. “I’ve been asked by some people to reconsider, and I am seriously reconsidering, but at this point, I am undecided.”

McGary, who is coming off an unsuccessful bid for Tennessee state Senate, said he had been approached by supporters to reassess a second council bid and would make an announcement sometime next week.


Were he to run, a McGary candidacy would go against comments made by the councilman when he launched his Senate campaign in March. At that time, McGary said he would not seek another term, win or lose.

So far, only one candidate is running in District 8. Moses Freeman, a 74-year-old former city administrator, qualified to run for the seat on Monday.