Donaghy Beats Judge Reedy; Rawls Joins Bradley Commission, Morelock Off; Calfee Joins School Board; Cleveland Incumbents Win

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sandra Donaghy, Republican, defeated Amy Reedy, Democrat, for 10th District Criminal Court judge.

It was Donaghy 21,035, Reedy 13,896.

Bradley County Commissioner Jeff Morelock lost his seat as the commission went all Republican.

Tea Party leader Dan Rawls won a seat on the Bradley Commission.

Incumbents returning include Terry Caywood, Louie Alford,  Charlotte Peak-Jones, Jeff Yarber, Robert Rominger, Bill Winters and Mark Hall. Former Commissioner Howard Thompson rejoins the panel.

Newcomers include Mr. Rawls, Mike Hughes, Thomas Crye, Milan Blake, 

Dianna Ball Calfee joins the Bradley County School Board, defeating incumbent Troy Weathers in District 4. Incumbent Christy Griffith Critchfield won her District 6 contest.

Cleveland City Council incumbents Richard Banks, Charlie McKenzie and Bill Estes all won. 

Charlie Cogdill won the Cleveland School Board At-Large race over Richard J. Shaw. Peggy Pesterfield, Dawn Robinson and Tom Cloud were unopposed for School Board.

Bradley County Commission

District 1

Terry Caywood 1,738

Mike Hughes 1,453

District 2

Louie Alford 1,517

Thomas Crye 1,310

District 3

Milan Blake 878

Johnny Mull 852

Jeff Morelock 723

District 4

Charlotte Peak-Jones 1,317

Howard Thompson 1,280

District 5

Bobby Goins 522

Jeff Yarber 516

Jack Burke Jr. 256

District 6

Dan Rawls 1,177

Robert Rominger 1,105

E.J. Laughter 290
 
District 7

Bill Winters 1,162

Mark Hall 1,099

Pam Edgemon 541

Bradley County School Board

District 2

Vicki Beaty 1,761

District 4

Dianna Ball Calfee 1,121

Troy Weathers 947

District 6

Christy Griffith Critchfield 1,191

Tammy Magouirk 363

Cleveland Mayor

Tom Rowland 4,588

Cleveland Council At-Large

Richard Banks 3,103

Jonathan Porter 1,659

Cleveland Council District 1

Charlie McKenzie 406

Floyd Wade Jr. 186

Cleveland Council District 2

Bill Estes 347

Lasala Upton 86

Cleveland School Board At-Large

Charlie Cogdill 2,595

Richard J. Shaw 1,882

Cleveland School Board District 3

Dawn Robinson 1,131

Cleveland School Board District 4

Peggy Pesterfield 1,169

Cleveland School Board District 5

Tom Cloud 1,075

Adam Lewis, chairman of the Bradley County Republican Party, said, "We have much to be proud of as Bradley County Republicans!  For many years now we have been statistically the most Republican county in the state.  Last night, any doubt about this distinction was defeated.  100% of the elected partisan positions in this county are now held by Republicans. 
 
"With this great victory, comes great responsibility.
 
"Republicans must continue to lead, and without excuse.  The privilege and honor of serving the people of Cleveland and Bradley County rests squarely on our shoulders. 
 
"We must lead well.
"We must lead in unity. 
"We must lead with integrity. 
"We must lead from our conservative values.
 
"It matters who governs, at all levels.
 
"Last night’s sweeping victories prove that the people of Bradley County want conservative Republican leadership guiding the future of our community.
 
"Thank you to the voters of Bradley County.  Thank you to the many candidates and supporters who took part in this process.  Your efforts over the last few months are what made these victories possible. Win or lose, your willingness to serve and commitment to the voters is to be commended.
 
"We can now look to the future with eyes wide open, and continue to do the work of governing.
 
"The next meeting of the Bradley County Republican Party will be Tuesday, August 26th.  I hope you will join us.
 
"It is an exciting time to be a Republican in Bradley County."




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