Dale R. Hughes was elected on September 1, 2012 as District 5 Councilman. He is a graduate of Lee University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dale is married to Brenda Roberson-Hughes and has a son, Richie.
Dale is a former athletic director and basketball coach of Lee University and principal of Bradley Central High School. He has always been very active in organizations such as the Tennessee Principals Association (former director), YMCA (former president), Jr. Achievement (former president), Chamber of Commerce (former president), Cleveland Utility Board (former chairman), and the Beta Club.
He presently owns and operates Sonlight and Masters Way Properties here in Cleveland, which includes Holiday Inn Express hotels.