Chattanooga Democrat Announces for Floyd Seat

Eric McRoy announced Friday he will run for an open seat in the state House of Representatives. The 34-year-old IT professional is running for the Democratic nomination in the 27th District. If elected, he says he plans to focus on health care access and tougher criminal penalties for people who abuse children and the elderly. McRoy initially planned to run against state Rep. Richard Floyd for the Hamilton County district, but Floyd announced last week he would not seek re-election. Election Commissioner Tommy Crangle announced Thursday he will seek the Republican nomination.