published Monday, April 28th, 2014

Campaign notebook: Meet Democratic candidates today

Meet Democratic candidates today

John Allen Brooks, who is seeking to represent District 6 on the Hamilton County Commission, and Eric McRoy, candidate for House District 27, will meet with voters from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Red Bank Community Center on Tom Weathers Road behind Erlanger North.

The event is presented by the District 2 and District 6 Democratic Executive Committee members and the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

For more information, contact Pat Combs at

Thomas to kickcampaign off

Jackie Thomas, Democratic candidate for the District 5 seat on the Hamilton County Board of Education, will hold a campaign kickoff from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Office, 1402 E. Third St.

For more information, email

Nightside Pachyderm presents schedule

The Nightside Pachyderm Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Western Sizzlin in Ooltewah.

Upcoming candidate forums include:

Thursday: Unopposed County Commission candidates

May 8: State representatives and senators with primary opposition

May 22: State representatives and senators without primary opposition

May 29: General Sessions judge

Federal candidates will be placed on the schedule as time permits in June and July.

Martin launching campaign May 13

District 3 school board member Greg Martin will kick off his re-election campaign from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 13 at Creeks Bend Golf Course.

Martin replaced Everett Fairchild on the board in 2012 and is seeking election to his first full term.

District 3 includes Hixson, Lakesite, Middle Valley and Big Ridge.

For more information visit; call 423-596-7338 or email

Perkins endorsedby Rock City FOP

Perry Perkins, Republican candidate for County Commission District 7, said he has been endorsed by Rock City Lodge No. 22 of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Perkins said he also has been endorsed by the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.

Manuel wins poll held by Tea Party

Joe Manuel said he won a recent straw poll held by the Chattanooga Tea Party.

Manuel is a candidate for Hamilton County chancellor Part 1. He said he has been endorsed by seven former Hamilton County Republican Party chairmen as well as the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.

Early voting continues through Thursday

Hamilton County residents can continue early voting in the May 6 primary election through Thursday at:

• Brainerd Rec Center, 1010 N. Moore Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

• Eastwood Church, 4300 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

• Election Commission, 700 River Terminal Road, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

• Northgate Mall, in location between Old Navy and Belk, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

about Judy Walton...

Judy Walton has worked 25 years at the Chattanooga Times and the Times Free Press as an editor and reporter focusing on government coverage and investigations. At various times she has been an assistant metro editor, region reporter and editor, county government reporter, government-beat team leader, features editor and page designer. Originally from California, Walton was brought up in a military family and attended a dozen schools across the country. She earned a journalism degree ...

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