Chad G. Mattingly didn't plan on becoming an elected official. In fact, not too long ago he told his family that he wouldn't ever go that route.
"A year a half ago in July on family vacation, I told my family that I was never, ever running for any kind of public office," said Mattingly, 34.
He said he'd had friends who had run for office, and his perception was that the political climate and the nature of campaigns was something he did not want to be in the middle of.
"But never is a long time apparently," Mattingly said.