Helton Wins House District 30 Contest; Hakeem Rolls To Victory In 28; Smith, Hazelwood, Carter, Watson Win

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

East Ridge City Council member Esther Helton won the contest for House District 30 in Tuesday voting. Democrat Joda Thongnopnua was not far behind. The seat was held by Marc Gravitt, who won election to register of deeds.

Yusuf Hakeem, former City Council chairman, won the House District 28 seat that had been held by JoAnne Favors.

Mike Carter, Robin Smith and Patsy Hazelwood were also House winners. Ms. Smith, former state GOP chairman, takes the seat vacated by Gerald McCormick, who moved to Nashville.  

Senator Bo Watson in District 11 won a new term.

House District 30

Esther Helton 14,380

Joda Thongnopnua 10,220

J. Michael Holloway 578

House District 28

Yusuf Hakeem 16,637

Lemon Williams 4,062

House District 26

Robin Smith 19,165

Jean-Marie Lawrence 10,734

House District 27

Patsy Hazelwood 15,585

Brent Morris 8,795

House District 29

Mike Carter 18,806

Tammy Magouirk 8,707

Senate District 11

Bo Watson 51,047

Randy Price 27,295

 

 


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Opinion

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