Randy Fairbanks is winning a tight race for the District 1 Hamilton County Commission seat.
With 55 of 130 precincts reporting, Fairbanks has 507 votes to incumbent Fred Skillern's 480 votes.
There is no Democratic opposition in the August election.
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 ...