This story was updated at 2:17 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, with more information.
Some candidates have already announced their bids for this year's local and state elections, but others have only picked up nominating papers.
Half a dozen candidates including incumbents Mike Carter, Todd Gardenhire, Yusuf Hakeem and Esther Helton — who are all running to keep their respective Tennessee House or Senate seats — picked up their papers on the first day they could do so in Hamilton County on Feb 3.
But who else is on the ballot this year?
Those running for a race on the Aug. 2 ballot, including candidates for school board and state Senate and House seats, have until April 4 to qualify.
Primary elections will be held for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Senate (even-numbered districts) and Tennessee House of Representatives on Aug. 6, as well as a variety of county general elections.
Keep reading to see what seats are up and who is running for re-election in and around Hamilton County this year.
For more information about how to qualify to run, candidate and election information and more, visit: elect.hamiltontn.gov.
MARCH PRIMARY ELECTION:
Assessor of Property
— Incumbent Marty Haynes (filed for re-election); other candidates who have qualified include County Commissioner Randy Fairbanks
AUGUST PRIMARY ELECTION:
— Lamar Alexander, Republican (not running for re-election)
— Chuck Fleischmann, Republican
— District 10: Incumbent Republican Todd Gardenhire qualified on Feb. 7; other candidates who have filed include Democrat John Allen Brooks and Chattanooga Assistant Police Chief Glenn Scruggs
— District 26: Incumbent Republican Robin Smith qualified on Feb. 10
— District 27: Incumbent Republican Patsy Hazlewood filed for re-election; other candidates include well-known perennial candidate Basil Marceaux
— District 28: Incumbent Democrat Yusuf A. Hakeem filed for re-election
— District 29: Incumbent Republican Mike Carter qualified for re-election on Feb. 5
— District 30: Incumbent Republican Esther Helton qualified for re-election on Feb. 21
AUGUST GENERAL ELECTION:
Hamilton County Board of Education
— District 1: Incumbent Rhonda Thurman has filed for re-election
— District 2: Incumbent Kathy Lennon filed for re-election; other candidates include former Red Bank Mayor John Roberts
— District 4: currently held by Tiffanie Robinson (Robinson has not filed for re-election)
— District 7: currently held by Joe Wingate (Wingate has not filed for re-election)
LOCAL MUNICIPALITY ELECTIONS:
City of Collegedale: November general election
— Vice Mayor
City of East Ridge: November general election
— Vice Mayor
— Council member
City of Lakesite: November general election
— Commissioner (2)
Town of Lookout Mountain: August election
— Fire and Police Commissioner
— Parks & Playground Commissioner
— Public Works Commissioner
— Education Commissioner
— School Board (3)
City of Red Bank: November general election
— Mayor (Commissioner at Large)
— City Attorney
Town of Signal Mountain: November general election
— Council member (3)
City of Soddy-Daisy: November general election
— Commissioner (2)
Town of Walden: November general election
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