Times endorsements for Hamilton County general, Tennessee primary elections

Jean Crates casts her ballot during early voting at the Hamilton County Election Commission July 19. Voting for local school board elections, assessor of property and state primaries is Thursday, Aug. 4.

Today is Election Day for Democratic and Republican state primary candidates and the general election for several Hamilton County posts. On the Democratic ballot, The Chattanooga Times recommends:

U.S. Congress, 3rd District

* Democratic primary - Melody Shekari

State Senate, District 10

* Democratic primary - Nick Wilkinson

State Representative, District 28

* Democratic primary - JoAnne Favors

State Representative, District 29

* Democratic primary - No candidate qualified

Hamilton County Assessor of Property

* Mark Siedlecki

Hamilton County Board of Education, District 1

* Patti Skates

Hamilton County Board of Education, District 2

* Jonathan Welch

Hamilton County Board of Education, District 4

* Tiffanie Robinson

Hamilton County Board of Education, District 7

* Joe Wingate