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Posted by: Kate Prince on Oct 15, 2020

Wade Hinton, vice president of diversity and inclusion for Unum and former attorney for the city of Chattanooga, today announced he will run for mayor of Chattanooga, the Times Free Press reports. Hinton was Chattanooga’s first African American city attorney from 2013- 2018. Prior to that he served as deputy general counsel for Volkswagen Group of America's Chattanooga operations after having worked at Miller & Martin, Snipes Roberson and Hinton and Shumacker & Thompson. Hinton was also a former director of the Hamilton County Title 6 program and served as a consultant to County Mayor Claude Ramsey on issues related to diversity and minority business programs. He served on the TBA Young Lawyers Division Board and was a member of the TBA Leadership Law Class of 2006. Hinton said he wants to lead Chattanooga as a city that doesn't just recover "but becomes a model for equity and diversity and inclusion in city government."