Larry Henry takes Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk race

Larry Henry takes Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk race

May 7th, 2014 by Louie Brogdon in Local Regional News

Eddy, left, and Anita Phillips vote Tuesday at Concord Baptist Church in Chattanooga.

Photo by Angela Lewis Foster /Times Free Press.



Circuit Court

Larry Henry (R) -- 9,136

Lisa Bowman (R) -- 4,217

Ron Parson (R) -- 2,508

County Clerk

*Bill Knowles (R) -- 14,564

Juvenile Court

*Gary Behler (R) -- 12,375

Criminal Court

Gwen Tidwell (D) -- 4,811

Brian White (D) -- 947

*Vince Dean (R) -- 12,573


Jim Hammond (R) -- 11,588

Chris Harvey (R) -- 5,336


Jim Coppinger (R) -- 15,003

Basil Marceaux (R) -- 1,442


Pam Hurst (R) -- 13,001

Ryan Epperson (R) -- 2,799


*Neal Pinkston (R) -- 12,095


*Bill Hullander (R) -- 14,145


*Ardena Garth (D) -- 5,620

*Steven Smith (R) -- 12,031


Note: All results are unofficial until certified by the Election Commission.

Hamilton County Commissioner Larry Henry was pleased to see election numbers roll in Tuesday, as he gathered with friends and campaign workers for an "election watch."

After all precincts reported, Henry had pulled in 9,136 votes. His Republican competitors, Lisa Bowman and Ron Parson got 4,217 and 2,508, respectively.

"I'm really grateful and gratified. We had a lot of good people working for us," Henry said. "Thankfully, we aren't facing any opposition in the general. I'm going to look forward to getting into the Circuit Court Clerk's office."

Incumbent Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell held her seat in the Democratic primary; she faces Republican state Rep. Vince Dean in the August general election.

Tidwell pulled in 4,811 votes. Her competitor, Brian White, got 947 votes. There were 14 write-ins.

Tuesday was a formality for Republican County Clerk Bill Knowles, who was granted another four years in office without any opposition from the GOP or Democrat challengers. The same goes for Juvenile Court Clerk Gary Behler. Behler was not challenged in Tuesday's primary and faces no opponent in August, although he picked up 12,375 votes.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond defeated his Republican primary opponent which means he will keep his position for anther four years.

Contact staff writer Louie Brogdon at or at 423-757-6481.