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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Gervais Charged With Child Rape, Child Abuse And Neglect

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Corey Ladon Davis Charged In Traffic Death Of Longtime UPS Employee From Jasper, Tn.

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Slaxxon Regret - And Response

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Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

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Central's Parrott Throttles Ooltewah With 1-Hit Shutout

Ooltewah looked like it was still on spring break. Central was sharp, Brooke Parrott dazzling, Mikayla Gill swung the bat well and the Lady Pounders played like an unbeaten, once-tied ballclub. Parrott threw a one-hit shutout – the hit was a wind-blown pop on the infield – and Gill slapped a two-run double off Kayla Boseman to right-center field in the third inning and ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Thumps Bledsoe Co., 11-1

The Notre Dame baseball team was in a race of a different kind Monday evening and the Fighting Irish came out on top in all three categories. Facing the Bledsoe County Warriors at Notre Dame’s Hunter Field, the Irish beat the rain, they got finished before dark and most importantly, beat the Warriors 11-1 in five innings as they improved to 4-2 overall with the same record in ... (click for more)