41 Seek 14 Seats On Bradley Commission; Bill Ledford Ends 43-Year Run

Friday, February 21, 2014

There are 41 candidates seeking 14 seats on the Bradley County Commission.

Bill Ledford ended his 43-year run representing District 5 when he did not qualify. He said recently he had not made up his mind.

Vice Chairman Adam Lowe is running for the state House. Also not running for the commission are Brian Smith, Ed Elkins and Connie Wilson.

Steve Crump is running against Stephen Hatchett for district attorney general replacing Steve Bebb. Charles Hughes had no opposition for public defender.

Rep. Eric Watson is challenging Sheriff Jim Ruth.

County Mayor Gary Davis is opposed by Christopher Davis.

Barrett Painter, Sheridan Randolph and Shari Lynn Tayloe are seeking General Sessions Court judge, Division 2.

Sandra Donaghy is challenging Criminal Court Judge Amy Reedy.

County Commission District 1 

Glenn Cantrell

Terry Caywood (incumbent) 

Denis Collins

Thomas Edward Collins

Michael Hughes

Terry McDowell

James Daniel Smith

District 2

Louie Alford (Incumbent)

Elmer Buckner

John Burns

William Glen Campbell

Thomas Crye

Aaron Hyden

Jimmy Lynn Kendrick

Tammy Wingo Salmond

District 3

Milan Blake

David Kelley

Jeff Morelock (Incumbent) 

Johnny Mull

District 4

Charlotte Peak-Jones (Incumbent)

June Montgomery 

Bartlee Norton

Carol T. "Peaches" Searles

Howard Thompson

District 5

Douglas Bennett

Briant Berry

Jack Burke Jr.

Teresa Cline

Bobby Joe Goins

Floyd Wade Jr.

Jeff Yarber (Incumbent)

District 6

John David Cochran

Mel Griffith (Incumbent)

Ronny Keller

Ellis Laughter

Tom Ledford

Dan Rawls

Robert Rominger (Incumbent) 

District 7

Pam Edgemon

Mark Hall (Incumbent) 

Bill Winters (Incumbent) 

Other races:

Circuit Court, Part 1

Larry Puckett

Circuit Court, Part 2

J. Michael Sharp

Circuit Court, Part 3

William J. Brown

Andrew Freiberg

Criminal Court

Sandra Donaghy

Amy Reedy

Public Defender

Richard Hughes

District Attorney

Steve Crump

Stephen Hatchett

County Mayor

Christopher Davis

D. Gary Davis

Register of Deeds

Dina Swafford

Road Superintendent

Steve Bullins

Roberts Combs

Randall Davis

Sandra Knight

James Lewis

Circuit Court Clerk

Gayla Miller

County Clerk

Donna Simpson

Sheriff

Jim Ruth

Eric Watson

Trustee

Mike Smith

General Sessions Division 1

Daniel Swafford

General Sessions Division 2

Barrett Painter

Sheridan Randolph

Shari Lynn Tayloe

Constable 1

Ronald Arthur

Daren Brantley

George Campbell

Charles Carroll

Donnie Hughes

Thomas Kimsey

Garry Moore

Constable 2

Richard Alford

Constable 3

Jason Corum

Jessie Hughes

Constable 4

Kevin Crye

Wayne Henry 

Constable 5

Steve Anderson

John Miller

Constable 6

Charles Dunson

Doyle Herron

Johnny Hicks

Jeffery Lewis

Constable 7

Richard Jackson

James Lewis

Brent Runyon

 

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