Female Elected Officials To Be Recognized At Women's March

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Here are female Hamilton County elected officials, past and present, who will be recognized onstage at the Women’s Rally and celebration of the centennial of women’s right to vote on Saturday at Miller Park.

This list is not exhaustive because the Hamilton County Election Commission records date back only to 2013 and the municipalities contacted did not have complete records. 

Officials said, "If you know a female elected official from Hamilton County who is not on this list or if your name is on this list but you have not been contacted, please email us at chawomensrally@gmail.com or call 615-969-0469. We very much want to honor everyone."

Female Elected Officials since 1920 in Hamilton County

Annette Allen, Town of Signal Mountain Commissioner

Suzanne Bailey, former Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge (Hamilton County's first woman to be elected judge in any court in the county, 1990)

Brenda Bailey, former Hamilton County Commissioner

Debbie Baker, Collegedale City Commissioner

Anita Barto, former Collegedale City Commissioner

Linda Bennet, former Chattanooga City Councilwoman

Dr.

Carol Berz, Chattanooga City Councilwoman

Valerie Boddy, former City of Lakesite Commissioner

Jackie Schulten Bolton, Former Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge

Janice Boydston, former Hamilton County School Board Member

Dorothy Brammer, former Hamilton County Register of Deeds *

Dr. Tommie Brown, Former State House Representative (First African American Women elected to TN State House)

Janice Cagle, former Soddy Daisy City Mayor

Patricia E. Cassidy, City of East Ridge Court Clerk

Betty Cheek, Former City of East Ridge Council and Vice Mayor *

Pearl Chivington, former Hamilton County Register of Deeds *

Debbie Colburn, former Hamilton County School Board Member

Demetrus Coonrod, Chattanooga City Councilwoman

Tracy Cox, Town of Signal Mountain Municipal Judge

Sarah DeFriese, former Hamilton County Register of Deeds *

JoAnne Favors, former TN State House Representative and Hamilton County Commissioner

Pam McNutt Fleenor, Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge

Debbie Gaines, former Chattanooga City Councilwoman

Katherlyn Geter, Hamilton County Commissioner

Haven Glasscock, Town of Lookout Mountain School Board Member

Linda Gloster, Former City of Lakesite Commissioner and Vice Mayor

Cheryl Graham, former Signal Mountain Town Commissioner

Shelia Harris, former Hamilton County Commissioner

Patsy Hazlewood, TN State House Representative

Marcia Heath, former East Ridge City Councilwoman

Esther Helton, TN State House Representative and former Vice Mayor City of East Ridge

Ardena Garth Hicks, former Hamilton County Public Defender (First African American public defender elected in Hamilton County and in the state of Tennessee)

Jenny Hill, Hamilton County School Board Member

Donna Horn, Hamilton County School Board Member

Mai Bell Hurley, Chattanooga City Councilwoman (first women elected to Chattanooga City Council) *

Pam Hurst, former Hamilton County Register of Deeds 

Rose Ingle, former Hamilton County School Board Member *

Ruth Jeno, City of Red Bank Commissioner

Janet Kelley Jobe, Town of Ridgeside Mayor

Karitsa Mosley Jones, Hamilton County School Board Member

Pam Ladd, Chattanooga City Councilwoman

Katie A. Lamb, Mayor of Collegedale

Kathy Lennon, Hamilton County School Board Member

Marilyn Lloyd, US Representative, District was centered in Chattanooga (first woman elected to US House of Representative in the state of Tennessee) *

Debra Mathews, former Hamilton County School Board Member *

Sarah A. Mckenzie, Town of Walden Alderwoman

Judy Medearis, Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk

Lou Miller, former Hamilton County Commissioner *

Linda Mosley, former Hamilton County School Board Member

Susannah R. Murdock, Signal Mountain Commissioner

Carol Mutter, Former Town of Lookout Mountain Mayor

Sherry Paty, Chattanooga City Court Judge

Brooke Pippenger, Town of Lookout Mountain Commissioner of Parks and Playgrounds

Sherry Pollock, former Town of Lookout Mountain School Director

Candice “Candy” Poole, Former Ridgeside City Mayor

Jan Printz, former Hamilton County School Board Member *

Susan Probasco, former Town of Lookout Mountain School Director

Susan Robertson, former Town of Signal Mountain Vice Mayor

Sally Robinson, former Chattanooga City Council

Tiffanie Robinson, Hamilton County School Board

Carol Rose, City of Red Bank Commissioner

Marti Rutherford, former Chattanooga City Councilwoman

Deborah Scott, former Chattanooga City Councilwoman

Brenda Freeman Short, former East Ridge Charter Commissioner 

Christie Mahn Sell, Hamilton County Sessions Court Judge

Patti Skates, former Soddy Daisy City Commissioner

Sabrena Smedley, Hamilton County Commissioner

Robin Smith, TN State House Representative

Amy Speek, Signal Mountain Vice Mayor

Lila Statom, Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge

Rebecca Stern, former Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge

Nancy Thiel, former Collegedale City Commissioner

Paula Thompson, former Hamilton County Court Clerk

Rhonda Thurman, Hamilton County School Board Member

Gwen Tidwell, former Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk

Debbie Triplett, former East Ridge City Councilwoman

Charlotte Vandergriff, former Hamilton County Commissioner

Sadie Watson, former Hamilton County Register of Deeds (first woman elected to Hamilton County government, 1922) *

Karen Welborn, Lookout Mountain School Board Member

Flossie Weill, Town of Lookout Mountain Municipal Judge

Marie Williams, Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge

Michelle Wilson, City of Lakesite Commissioner

Andrea “Aundie” Witt, East Ridge City Councilwoman

Dr Zaharis, City of Ridgeside Commissioner

* indicates deceased


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