Smith Picks Up For Public Defender; Pinkston Gets Papers For DA, White For Criminal Court Clerk

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Republican Steve Smith, who is an assistant district attorney, has picked up papers to run for public defender. Democrat Ardena Garth is the incumbent.

Neal Pinkston, executive assistant to District Attorney Bill Cox, picked up to run for DA. Mr. Cox is retiring.

Brian White of East Ridge, a Democrat, is the first to pick up for Criminal Court clerk. Incumbent Gwen Tidwell is expected to run again. Rep. Vince Dean said he is running for the post.

Pam Fleenor and Joe Manuel have picked up for the chancellor post being vacated by Frank Brown. Incumbent Jeff Atherton picked up his papers.

Larry Henry, longtime County Commission member, picked up for Circuit Court clerk. Paula Thompson is not running again.

J.B. Bennett and Catherine Cate White picked up for the Circuit Court judge post now held by Jackie Bolton, who is retiring.

Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth picked up as did Judge Neal Thomas.

Pam Hurst, veteran register of deeds, picked up her papers. 

City Judges Sherry Paty and Russell Bean have picked up.

Sheriff Jim Hammond picked up papers.

At Juvenile Court, Judge Rob Philyaw and Clerk Gary Behler picked up.

Bill Knowles, who has been at the courthouse since 1974, picked up for County Clerk.

Randy Fairbanks picked up to challenge incumbent Fred Skillern in County Commission District 1.

Incumbent Jim Fields picked up for District 2 as did Marty Haynes for District 3.

Kirkland Robinson picked up for District 4 - the seat now held by Warren Mackey.

Incumbent Greg Beck and challenger Hester Isiah picked up for District 5.

Phil Smartt, Sabrena Turner and Perry Perkins have picked up for District 7. Mr. Henry is vacating that seat.

Former County Commissioner Curtis Adams picked up for District 8.

Incumbent Chester Bankston picked up for District 9.

County Mayor Jim Coppinger picked up his qualifying papers.

Criminal Court Judges Barry Steelman, Rebecca Stern and Don Poole picked up.



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