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Candidates are slowly starting to file paperwork for the more than three dozen Hamilton County elected positions on the ballot in 2022.

By the most recent financial reporting deadline earlier this month, a slew of candidates appointed treasurers, reported campaign fundraising or filed some form of paperwork with the Hamilton County Election Commission expressing interest in a number of positions.

About 40 seats, including the county mayor, sheriff, district attorney and a swath of judgeships, commission seats and school board races, will be decided next August.

While many other candidates and sitting elected officials filed financial disclosures, but have not yet filed anything for the next election year, these candidates have already filed some form of financial paperwork for a 2022 election, according to records on the election commission website:

County Clerk

Bill Knowles (incumbent)

Chattanooga Judge Division 2

Melody Shekari

Circuit Court Clerk

Larry Henry (incumbent)

County Commission District 1

Randy Fairbanks (incumbent)

County Commission District 3

Greg Martin (incumbent)

County Commission District 4

Montrell Besley

County Commission District 5

Gregory Beck

County Commission District 9

Jeff Eversole

Sessions Court Judge Division 2

David Bales (incumbent)

Sheriff

Austin Garrett

 

Hamilton County will elect the following positions next year. Partisan offices will have a primary election on May 3, 2022, and the county general election will take place on Aug. 4, 2022.

COUNTYWIDE RACES

County Mayor

County Clerk

County Trustee

Registrar of Deeds

Sheriff

District Attorney

Public Defender

Circuit Court Judge Division One

Circuit Court Judge Division Two

Circuit Court Judge Division Three

Circuit Court Judge Division Four

Chancery Court Judge Division One

Chancery Court Judge Division Two

Criminal Court Judge Division One

Criminal Court Judge Division Two

Criminal Court Judge Division Three

Juvenile Court Judge

Circuit Court Clerk

Criminal Court Clerk

Juvenile Court Clerk

 

DISTRICT RACES

County Commission One

County Commission Two

County Commission Three

County Commission Four

County Commission Five

County Commission Six

County Commission Seven

County Commission Eight

County Commission Nine

 

COUNTY NONPARTISAN RACES

Sessions Court Judge Division One

Sessions Court Judge Division Two

Sessions Court Judge Division Three

Sessions Court Judge Division Four

Sessions Court Judge Division Five

School Board Dist 3

School Board Dist 5

School Board Dist 6

School Board Dist 8

School Board Dist 9

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAY PRIMARY:

Dec. 20, 2021 - First day a nominating petition can be issued

Feb. 17, 2022 at noon - Candidate qualifying deadline

Feb. 24, 2022 at noon - Candidate withdrawal deadline

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR AUGUST GENERAL:

Feb. 7, 2022 - First day a nominating petition can be issued

April 7, 2022 at noon - Candidate qualifying deadline

April 14, 2022 at noon - Candidate withdrawal deadline

Contact Sarah Grace Taylor at staylor@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6416. Follow her on Twitter @_sarahgtaylor.

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