published Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Two incumbents will give up seats on Hamilton County Board of Education

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Two incumbents will give up their seats on the Hamilton County Board of Education.

Chip Baker, who represents District 2, and Linda Mosley, who represents District 7, picked up papers to run for reelection in the August race.

But neither returned papers by today's noon qualification deadline.

Mosley, who was first elected to the board in 2008, said she's stepping down to spend more time with her young grandson.

Baker, who was elected in 2000, 2004, and 2008, said he felt it was time for some 'new blood' on the board. He said he'll back Signal Mountain dentist Jonathan Welch, who appears to now be running unopposed.

about Kevin Hardy...

Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...

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