3 Pick Up Papers To Replace Judge Ross; 2 Get Petitions For Bradley General Sessions Judge Division 2

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Three attorneys have picked up papers to take the place of Circuit Court Judge, Part 3, Carroll Ross in Bradley County. Judge Ross is retiring.

Picking up were William J. Brown, Sandra Donaghy and Andrew Freiberg.

General Sessions Court Judge Sheridan Randolph in Division 2 may have opposition from attorney Barrett Painter, a partner in the law firm of Chancey, Kanavos, Love and Painter.

The sheriff's race is shaping up as a clash between the current officeholder, Jim Ruth, and state Rep. Eric Watson. They both plan to run in the Republican primary.

Steve Crump is the only one thus far to pick up for district attorney after Steve Bebb announced he is not running again. Public Defender Richard Hughes is seeking a new term.

Gary Davis is running again as county mayor and Mike Smith as trustee. Circuit Court Clerk Gayla Miller has picked up papers. 

Judge Larry Puckett picked up for Circuit Court judge, Part 1, and Judge J. Michael Sharp for Circuit Court judge, Part 2.

Judge Amy Reedy picked up for Criminal Court judge. She is one of the few candidates thus far in Bradley County running as a Democrat.

General Sessions Court Judge Daniel Swafford picked up for Division 1.

Donna Alley Simpson picked up papers for a new term as county clerk.

Incumbent Dina Swafford picked up for register of deeds. 

Some interesting County Commission races are expected.

Picking up thus far in District 1 are Denis Collins, Thomas Edward Collins, Michael S. Hughes and Terry McDowell Jr. Ed Elkins is not seeknig re-election. Terry Caywood is the other incumbent.

Potential District 2 contenders are John S. Burns, William Glen Campbell and Jimmy Lynn Kendrick Jr. Connie Wilson is not running again. Chairman Louie Alford is also in District 2.

Four people have picked up for District 3, where Brian Smith is stepping aside. Jeff Morelock is running again. Picking up papers were Milan Blake, David F. Kelley, Johnny Mull and Commissioner Morelock.

In District 4, June Montgomery and Howard Thompson have picked up papers. Adam Lowe will step aside to run for the state House. Charlotte Peak-Jones is the other incumbent.

Commissioner Jeff Yarber has picked up for District 5. The other commissioner for the district, Bill Ledford, has served for 43 years.

Mel Griffith, another incumbent, picked up for District 6. Robert Rominger is the other incumbent.

District 7 incumbent Mark Hall has picked up papers. Bill Winters is the other representative. 

Robert L. McCombs Jr. and Sandra Knight have picked up for road superintendent.

Picking up for constable:

District 1 Daren Brantley and Charles Vernon Carroll

District 2 Richard Alford

District 3 Jessie Hughes Jr.

District 4 Kevin Crye

District 5 Steve Ralph Anderson

District 6 Jeffery Lewis

District 7 James Edward Lewis

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