The Hamilton County Election Commission's former attorney has been appointed to one of its seats.
Chris Clem, who resigned as the election commission's attorney in December, has been appointed to fill the seat being left by Tommy Crangle, who is running for a Tennessee House District 27 post being vacated by Rep. Richard Floyd, R-Chattanooga.
Clem announced he would resign as the body's attorney in December, after the commission approved a petition to let Chattanooga voters decide whether the city will keep an ordinance to give same-sex couple health benefits to its employees.
The Hamilton County Legislative Delegation appointed Clem.
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 ...