Opinion: Primary purple is the color of Hamilton County opportunity

The primary morning-after newness is starting to sink in, and with new political leaders springing up here like May flowers, it's a new day in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Yes, we still have an August election ahead of us, but Tuesday's polling already offers a breath of fresh air that could not be more welcome for Chattanooga, Hamilton County and Southeast Tennessee.

The stranglehold of old, tired thinking and status quo is loosening, and no matter the August election outcomes, we will - repeat, will -have a new county mayor, a new district attorney, a new sheriff, at least seven new county commissioners and at least five new school board members.

Some warn of this "inexperience."

(READ MORE: Wamp edges out Smedley to win Republican nomination for Hamilton County mayor)

Nah! We view it as overdue opportunity.