published Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Tim McDonald challenges Dade County sheriff in GOP primary

Former Dade County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Tim McDonald announced he will run against incumbent Sheriff Patrick Cannon on a Republican ticket.

McDonald, 52, has 17 years of law enforcement experience and recently retired from working six years for GT Distributors, a major law enforcement supplier.

He said his experience working for the supplier in Tennessee has helped prepare him for the job.

“I’ve had a chance to talk and communicate with all the sheriffs across Tennessee,” he said. “I used that opportunity to find out what worked for them.”

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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