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David Hayes to seek District 1 City Council seat appointment

KNOXVILLE - Local community activist and recent city council candidate David Hayes is seeking appointment to the open District 1 City Council Seat. David Hayes has long been committed to advocating for communities and advancing progressive policies within local government. His vision for a Knoxville for All and his experience as a community activist, labor organizer, and parent qualify him to represent his home district.

City Council District 1, which includes all of South Knoxville and the UT area, voted for David Hayes in his race for City Council At-Large Seat B in the 2019 November general election. David’s support from a majority of District 1 precincts and voters is a testament to District 1’s support for a Knoxville for All and David as a city council candidate. Moreover, 10,587 Knoxvillians from across the city voted for David Hayes. While he came up short in a tight city council race, he obtained more votes than the current and previous District 1 representatives.

According to the city charter, the process to appoint a vacant city council seat rests on securing 6 out of 8 votes of current city councilors. Once the current City Council District 1 representative steps down to join the mayor’s administration, we hope to see the City Council endorse the will of the voters, embrace a Knoxville for All, and select David Hayes to fill the position. We believe David Hayes is the best and most democratic choice to fill the vacant position on city council and represent the communities of South Knoxville and UT area.

Members of the community can support David’s appointment to city council by signing our petition ( and by writing, emailing, calling, and meeting with Knoxville council members directly (city council’s information can be found here) and attending city council’s appointment process once that begins.

Published January 14, 2020

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