County Commissioners All Running Again Except For Fields

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

All the current Hamilton County Commission members will apparently be running again - except for Jim Fields in District 2.

And only a single candidate - Chip Baker - has picked up qualifying papers in District 2.

Picking up papers have been Randy Fairbanks in District 1, Greg Martin in District 3, Warren Mackey in District 4, Greg Beck in District 5, Joe Graham in District 6, Sabrena Smedley in District 7, Tim Boyd in District 8 and Chester Bankston in District 9.

Qualifying thus far have been Commissioners Fairbanks, Martin, Smedley and Bankston, along with Mr. Baker, who is a former County School Board member from Signal Mountain.  

No one has yet picked up papers to run against a commission incumbent.

County Mayor Jim Coppinger has  qualified. Basil Marceaux has picked up papers.

Incumbents Sheriff Jim Hammond, Trustee Bill Hullander, County Clerk Bill Knowles, Circuit Court Clerk Larry Henry and Juvenile Court Clerk Gary Behler have qualified.

Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean has picked up. 

State Rep. Marc Gravitt has qualified to run for Register of Deeds. Pam Hurst is not seeking re-election.

Catherine "Cate" White has qualified for Circuit Court Judge, Division 4. Kyle Hedrick and Joe DeGaetano have qualified. Mr. Hedrick was appointed on Monday by Gov. Bill Haslam to serve in the seat formerly held by Neal Thomas until the election.

County Commission

District 1 Randy Fairbanks qualified

District 2 Chip Baker qualified

District 3 Greg Martin qualified

District 4 Warren Mackey

District 5 Greg Beck

District 6 Joe Graham

District 7 Sabrena Smedley qualified

District 8 Tim Boyd

District 9 Chester Bankston qualified

County Mayor

Jim Coppinger qualified

Basil Marceaux


Bill Hullander qualified

County Clerk

Bill Knowles qualified


Jim Hammond qualified

Criminal Court Clerk

Vince Dean

Juvenile Court Clerk

Gary Behler qualified

Circuit Court Clerk

Larry Henry qualified

Register of Deeds

Marc Gravitt qualified

Circuit Court Judge, Division 4

Joe DeGaetano

Kyle Hedrick

Catherine "Cate" White qualified




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