published Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Commissioner Larry Henry formally announces bid for court clerk seat

Hamilton County Commissioner Larry Henry
Hamilton County Commissioner Larry Henry
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Commissioner Larry Henry formally announced today he would seek the office being vacated by Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson.

Henry said his 39 years of experience and business and nearly 12 years on the Hamilton County Commission qualify him for the clerk's position.

"I am confident in my ability to handle these issues appropriately based on my experience in business and government," Henry said.

Even though he is seeking the new position, Henry said he would "continue to effectively and diligently serve my constituents in District 7."

On Monday, Board of Education Chairman Mike Evatt announced his candidacy for the seat.

Candidates may pick up qualifying papers for county races on Nov. 22. The deadline for qualifying is Feb. 20. County primary elections will be held May 6. The county general election will be held Aug. 7.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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