With 19 of 130 precincts reporting, some countywide clerk races are shaping up.
In the Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk race, Republican Commissioner Larry Henry has 4,024 votes. Ron Parson has 1,040 votes and Lisa Bowman has 1,727 votes. There were nine write-in votes.
No Democrats qualified for the race, but there are 52 write-in votes.
Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk Incumbent Gwen Tidwell has 2,668 votes, and her Democrat challenger, Brian White, has 462 votes. There are six write-in votes.
The winner of that race will face Rep. Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, in the general election. Dean is the only Republican to qualify for the post. He has 5,384 votes. And there are 49 write-in votes.
Republican incumbent Register of Deeds Pam Hurst has 5,611 votes. She's being challenged by Republican Ryan Epperson, who has 1,142 votes. There were seven write-in votes.
No Democrats qualified for the Register's office. But there are 49 write-in votes.
County Clerk Bill Knowles and Juvenile Court Clerk Gary Behler are running completely unopposed.
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 ...