Early election results show incumbent John Deffenbaugh leading Robert Goff and Alan Painter in the state House District 1 Republican primary. Deffenbaugh had 155 votes with Painter following with 87 and Goff a distant third with 46 votes.
In House District 2's Republican primary, incumbent Steve Tarvin was leading challengers Rebecca Ann Brown and L.E. “Ebeth” Edwards with more than 68 percent of the vote. Tarvin had 465 votes with Edwards next at 162 and Brown bringing up the rear with 51 votes.
In the GOP Senate District 53 primary, incumbent Jeff Mullis was leading with more than two-thirds of the vote over challenger Thomas Dooley. Early results showed Mullis had 862 votes and Dooley trailing with 402.
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Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...