Chattanooga mayoral candidate Andy Berke released the first television ad of his campaign this week, which will run until the March 5 election.
The ad takes its title from Berke's campaign slogan: "Renew Chattanooga."
An orchestral soundtrack backs images of Berke and what are presumably Tennessee residents as a narrator details the former state senator's successes as a member of the General Assembly. In a brief appearance, Berke commits to working to foster job creation, enhance education and bring additional accountability to city government.
"I want to see small businesses popping up all over our city," Berke says. "I want to see people feel safe as they walk down their streets. I want to see the school that kids go to give them an excellent education. And I want to see people move to Chattanooga because they see it as a town on the move."
Stacy Richardson, campaign staffer for Berke, said the advertisement would run on both network and cable television. Richardson declined to specify how much the Berke campaign planned to spend on advertising.
"This is just another avenue that we are using to let Chattanooga voters know about Andy's vision for moving Chattanooga forward," Richardson said.
Berke faces candidates Guy Satterfield and Chester Heathington Jr. in the city mayor's race.
Early voting begins Feb. 13.
Municipal elections are March 5.