After evading a potentially major primary battle with school board chairman Mike Evatt, District 7 County Commissioner Larry Henry has picked up another challenger in his bid to become the next Circuit Court Clerk.
Ron Parson collected his qualifying petition from the election commission office last Friday. He is running as a Republican, which would put him in the May 6, 2013 primary election with Henry.
An internet search did not return any web presence for Parson’s campaign; and at this time it’s not clear whether or not this is the same Ron Parson.
The Chattanoogan has Hamilton County Board of Education Chairman Mike Evatt’s announcement that he will not seek the Republican Party nomination for Circuit Court Clerk in 2014.
District 7 County Commissioner Larry Henry remains the only announced candidate.
Candidate qualifying officially begins on Friday, Nov. 22 for the May 6, 2014 primary elections.
Two days after Hamilton County Commissioner Larry Henry announced his intent to run for Circuit Court Clerk, the first hopeful emerged to take Henry’s spot in District 7.
The “unannounced candidate” announced that he is not a candidate. Kevin Kookogey will not join Rep. Joe Carr in challenging U.S. Lamar Alexander.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, however, retains his spot in my list of potentials.
Chairmen to battle for clerk spot: Hamilton County Commission Chairman Larry Henry made it official today: he will go up against School Board Chairman Mike Evatt (son of the late former Sheriff H.Q. Evatt) in the race for Circuit Court Clerk. Incumbent Paula Thompson is not seeking re-election.
Actually, that should be “former…Chairman Larry Henry” as the Commission today elected Fred Skillern to its leadership post. Skillern, who has been the chair previously, is quoted as saying that he seeks to “run a well-oiled machine”—a machine, that is, that couldn’t get past a 3-way tie for vice-chair and had to postpone the vote.
I don’t know about you, but a famous question from Blazing Saddles came to mind as soon as I saw this news release.
Where did our rules go? Ask the Supremes.
In other news, Pete Drew is running again. I don’t know how many people can claim the title “perennial candidate” in more than one city, but my eye is on this guy, who can boast of running in multiple states (not at the same time, naturally).