With 19 of 130 precincts reporting, incumbent Greg Beck is leading the race for Hamilton County Commission's District 5 seat.
Beck has 1,067 votes and challenger Isiah Hester has 506.
There is no Republican 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 ...