Only 2 County Commissioners Unopposed In Upcoming Election

Thursday, February 20, 2014

All but one Hamilton County Commission members is running again, but only two will slide in unopposed.

Getting a free ride are Jim Fields in District 2 and Marty Haynes in District 3.

Chairman Fred Skillern faces opposition from Randy Fairbanks in District 1 in the GOP primary.

In District 4, incumbent Warren Mackey must get by fellow Democrats Pam Ladd and Kirkland Robinson.

Isiah Hester is challenging Greg Beck in the Democratic primary in District 5.

Former County Commissioner John Brooks, a Democrat, is going against incumbent Republican Joe Graham in District 6.

In District 7, where Larry Henry is moving on, Republican contenders are Perry Perkins, Phil Smartt and Sabrena Turner. Don Brown and Ezra Maize are Democratic candidates.

A big battle is looming in District 8 where former County Commissioner Curtis Adams and East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert are trying to unseat Tim Boyd. Kenny Smith, former county school board chairman, is running as a Democrat.

District 9 Commissioner Chester Bankston, a Republican, has opposition from Democrat Melinda Bone.

The qualifying deadline was noon Thursday. 

County Commission

District 1

Randy Fairbanks (R)

Fred Skillern (R)

District 2

Jim Fields (R)

District 3

Marty Haynes (R)

District 4

Pam Ladd (D)

Warren Mackey (D)

Kirkland Robinson (D)

District 5

Greg Beck (D)

Isiah Hester (D)

District 6

Joe Graham (R)

John Allen Brooks (D)

District 7

Don Brown (D)

Ezra Maize (D)

Perry Perkins (R)

Phil Smartt (R)

Sabrena Turner (R)

District 8

Curtis Adams (R)

Tim Boyd (R)

Brent Lambert (R)

Kenny Smith (D)

District 9 

Chester Bankston (R)

Melinda Bone (D)



 





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