TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 7, 2014

If Hamilton County Councilman Chris Anderson’s ordinance passes, Chattanooga city employees would no longer be required to take a leave of absence after starting to campaign or qualifying to run for one of the 31 partisan races up for grabs this year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the proposal would reverse the city's code in order to allow city employees to continue to work while running for office. The ordinance would also expand the current rules that allow employees to keep their jobs if they win, as long as the new responsibilities don't conflict with their city duties.