Mincy, White Pick Up For House 27 Race; Card For House 30; Helton Joins East Ridge Judge Contest

Friday, February 28, 2014

Charlie White and retired police Sgt. Rick Mincy have picked up for the House District 27 seat. Tommy Crangle has been endorsed by Richard Floyd, who is not running again.

Eric McRoy has picked up for the Democratic primary for House District 27.

Tom Card, former East Ridge City Council member, has picked up to run for House District 30. Rep. Vince Dean is not returning to the state House and has endorsed Marc Gravitt, who is currently on the East Ridge City Council.

Cris Helton, former city attorney for East Ridge, is the third contender for East Ridge city judge. The others are attorney Ryan Hanzelik and Judge Arvin Reingold.

Jeff Brown, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, qualified for the District 11 State Executive Committee election on the Democratic ballot. Mr. Brown, 47, said that optimizing the political organization for greater outreach and increased assistance to local organizations is his highest priority.

He said, “We must emphasize the development and expansion of our technological capabilities to help our candidates reach as many voters as possible. We must also renew our relationships with other organizations who we share many values with, such as labor, environmental and social justice advocates.”  Mr. Brown reiterated his party’s commitment to improving the lives of working families across Tennessee.

Collegedale Judge

Harry W. Miller III Qualified

Kevin Wilson Qualified

East Ridge Judge

Ryan Hanzelik Qualified

Cris Helton

Arvin Reingold

East Ridge City Court Clerk

Patricia Cassidy Qualified

Richard "Cubby" Owens Qualified

Red Bank Judge

Johnny Houston

Soddy Daisy Judge

Marty Lasley

Lookout Mountain Judge

John Higgason Jr. Qualified

Lookout Mountain Commission

Ernie Minges

Carol Mutter

Don Stinnett

Lookout Mountain School Board

Susan Probasco

Sherry Pollock 

Signal Mountain Judge

Mark Rothberger

General Sessions Court Judge

Division 1

Christie Mahn Sell Qualified

Rex Sparks Qualified

Division II

Larry Ables

David Bales Qualified

Division 3

Clarence Shattuck Qualified

Division 4

Lila Statom Qualified

Division 5 

Gary Starnes Qualified

State House District 26

Gerald McCormick (R)

State House District 27

Tommy Crangle (R) Qualified

Rick Mincy (R)

Charlie White (R)

Eric McRoy (D)

State House District 28

JoAnne Favors (D) Qualified

State House District 29

Mike Carter (R) Qualified

State House District 30

Marc Gravitt (R) Qualified

Tom Card (R)

State Senate District 11

Bo Watson (R)

State Executive Committeeman District 10 D

Chris Anderson

Kenneth Love Qualified

State Executive Committeewoman District 10 D 

Sandy Norris Smith

State Executive Committeeman District 11 D

Victor White 

Jeff Brown Qualified

State Executive Committeewoman District 11 D

Sandra Lusk Qualified

Rita Fehring

State Executive Committeeman District 11 R

Bobby Wood Qualified

State Executive Committeewoman District 11 R

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Chattanooga Drug Dealer Found With Numerous Drugs, Guns, $25,000 Cash

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Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

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Thankful For The Vital Role Teachers Played In My Life

Re: Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow Roy, I am especially appreciative of your poignant column written in tribute to teachers.  It made me tear up, as I have encountered both as a student and a career educator-- teachers like the second-grade teacher who said, "I wish you were my little girl" and teachers like Mrs. Poindexter.   My teachers have played such a vital ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The DA’s Cold-Case Quest

It is clearly a job nobody can do for over an hour or two, but Neal Pinkston, working in hand with precise professionals from the county’s auditing department, is intent on doing the right thing. As I watched a revolving team of four people at a time open and study envelopes of autopsy photographs on Tuesday, the scene would have made a fascinating television documentary. But ... (click for more)

Hurricanes Whip McMinn County, 9-1, In 5-3A Baseball

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Three times Jordan Gorman set the table. Nick Woods punched three hits to the outfield and drove Gorman home in the third, fifth and sixth innings, powering East Hamilton to a 9-1 victory over McMinn County in the opening game of the District 5-3A baseball tournament at Cleveland High School on Wednesday. “Our mission was to win this game,” Gorman said, ... (click for more)

District 5-3A Softball Tournament Plans Finalized By Coaches

District 5-3A softball coaches are now ready for the second season. They hope their teams are, too. At a luncheon to finalize plans for the district tournament on Wednesday, the opening pairings were set in stone and play will begin Friday with three games, each starting at 5 p.m. at the highest seeded team. Second-seeded Soddy-Daisy (24-7) will host No. 7 Bradley ... (click for more)