Jonathan Welch has won the District 2 seat on the Hamilton County Board of Education, despite a write-in effort from Mike Harvey.
Welch took 4,034 votes. Results show 1,809 write-in votes cast, though it’s unclear how many of those were for Harvey. That’s a 69.04 percent to 30.96 percent split between Welch and write-in votes.
All vote totals, which include federally mandated provisional ballots, are unofficial until certified by the Tennessee Department of Elections.
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 ...