Races Shaping Up For Bradley County Commission, Other Posts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Races are shaping up for the Bradley County Commission and other top county positions for the May primary.

The qualifying deadline is Thursday at noon.

A top battle pits Sheriff Eric Watson against former Capt.

Steve Lawson.

Circuit Court Clerk Gayla Miller has competition from Jeff Young.

All commission members are running again except for Mark Hall, who has qualified for the state House District 24 contest.

Louie Alford, Mike Hughes, Milan Blake, Thomas Crye, Johnny Mull, Howard Thompson, Jeff Yarber and Bill Winters do not yet have opposition.

County Mayor

County Mayor D. Gary Davis Qualified


Sheriff Eric Watson R Qualified

Steve Lawson R Qualified

Circuit Court Clerk

Dewayne Hicks R

Clerk Gayla Miller R Qualified

Jeff Young R Qualified

County Clerk 

Donna Simpson R Qualified


Trustee Mike Smith R Qualified

Register of Deeds

Register Dina Swafford Qualified

Road Superintendent

Superintendent Sandra Collins R

Bradley County Commission


Rick Bice Qualified

Justin Davis

Dennis Epperson Qualified

Incumbent Terry Caywood 


Incumbent Mike Hughes Qualified


Chairman Louie Alford Qualified


Incumbent Thomas Crye Qualified

Zach Kilby

Christopher Scoggins


Incumbent Milan Blake Qualified


Incumbent Johnny Mull Qualified


Alex Morrow Qualified

Incumbent Charlotte Peak Qualified


Incumbent Howard Thompson Qualified


Jerry Cross Qualified

Incumbent Bobby Goins Qualified


Incumbent Jeff Yarber Qualified


Tim Mason Qualified

Iincumbent Dan Rawls Qualified

James O. Taylor 


Erica Davis Qualified

Cody Herron

Tommy Ledford Qualified

Incumbent Robert Rominger Qualified


Floyd Clevenger

Tammy Davis

Incumbent Mark Hall

Blake McPherson

Kevin Raper Qualified

Joshua Watson Rogers Qualified


Debbie Williams

Incumbent Bill Winters Qualified


Constable 1 Charles Carroll, Jeffery Lewis, Garry D. Moore Q

Constable 2 Richard Alford, Jimmy Kendrick Jr. Q, Robert C. Patton, Tony Whitener

Constable 3 Jason Corum Q

Constable 4 Larry Curry, Wayne Henry Q

Constable 5 Steve Anderson Q

Constable 6 Tim Colbaugh Q, Charles Dunson, Dewayne Hicks Q, Rob Jensen Q

Constable 7 Brent Runyon Q

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