Meet Wade

Wade believes Chattanooga can be a city that succeeds, not just in the name of progress, but in the name of justice.

Wade Hinton is an activist, a policy maker, a father, an attorney, a business leader, a native Chattanoogan, and a believer. Wade believes Chattanooga can be a city that succeeds, not just in the name of progress, but in the name of justice.

Wade Hinton, former City Attorney, Deputy General Counsel at Volkswagen, and Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity at Unum, is running for Mayor of Chattanooga—the city where he was born and raised—because he knows it is time to amplify all voices in Chattanooga and focus on serving the culture of our communities.

Raised by a single mom in the city’s Westside, Wade grew up in a community that taught him the importance of standing up for what’s right and the importance of serving others. He grew up in a community that believed in him, that told him he was intelligent and a person of value. And Wade had the audacity to trust them.

Wade trusted them when he attended public school, when he went to college at Emory University and law school at The University of Memphis. When Wade returned to Chattanooga, he came back to serve the community that believed in him.

He has dedicated himself to amplifying the voices of people whose voices haven’t been heard. As the Founder of Board Connector, Wade has pushed to ensure that nonprofit boards are reflective of the diverse populations they serve. He has fought to restore voting rights for people seeking a second chance, and worked with residents in Alton Park so that no parent needs to fear for their child’s safety in school or after-school programs.

Wade is running for Mayor to continue to serve the communities that believed in him and uplifted him years ago. He is running for his daughter, Genevieve, and the love of his life, Jana. He is running to serve every resident of every neighborhood, to give all a seat at the table. Wade Hinton is running for Mayor to make Chattanooga a city for everyone.




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