Hamilton County (2010)

This page shows the candidates in the 2010 election for the Hamilton County government.

County Commission District 2

David W. Cantrell

Jim Fields

County Commission District 6

John Brooks – incumbent since 2006

  • Party: Democrat
  • Bio: Attorney

Joseph P. (Joe) Graham

  • Party: Republican
  • Bio: Printing business

County Commission District 8

Tim Boyd

Kenny Smith – Current Hamilton County School Board Chairman

Terry Turner

  • Party: Independent
  • Profile: See Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Quote: “[Atlanta residents] told me [consolidating city and county police departments] was one of the worst decisions they’ve ever made.”

Jim Winters

School Board District 3

Everett Fairchild – Incumbent, since 1998

W. Marty Haynes

  • Bio: Industrial sales, Hixson Kiwanis Club, Hixson High PTA
  • Key issue: Establish online check register to assist public with school finance transparency
  • Website: http://www.martyhaynes.com/

Ken Smith – Not to be confused with Kenny Smith, who is currently on the school board, but is leaving to run for county commission in District 8.

Tony Westendorf

School Board District 6

Joe Galloway

  • Bio: Retired educator and athletic coach
  • Profile: See Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Quote: “There is too much testing. Students should be graded more on effort.”

Gary Patterson

School Board District 8

Dean Arnold

Andrew C. Mullins – goes by Andy Mullins

David Testerman

  • Bio: Retired educator
  • Key issues: Hiring a local superintendent, greater community involvement in schools

School Board District 9

Marchetta Cannon

  • Bio: Retired medical assistant
  • Profile: See Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Key issue: Simplifying process for parents to address the school board at meetings

Michael Evatt – goes by Mike Evatt

Karen Farrow

Caleb Long

Gary Potter

Timothy T. Stephenson

County Mayor

Richard D. Ford

  • Party: Independent

Claude Ramsey – incumbent since 1994

County Clerk

R. Chester Heathington Jr.

W.F. (Bill) Knowles – incumbent since 1974

Register of Deeds

Jeff Brown

  • Party: Democrat
  • Political experience: Hamilton County Democratic Party chair, 2009-present
  • Key issue: Fiscal responsibility
  • Website: http://www.registerbrown.com/
  • Social media: Twitter

Pam Hurst – incumbent since 1994


Lloyd Clendenen

  • Party: Democrat
  • Key issue: Eradicating drugs in schools
  • Social media: Facebook

Jim Hammond – incumbent since 2008

Juvenile Court Clerk

Gary Behler

Ron Swafford – incumbent since 1998

Chancery Court Judge

Jeff Atherton

Valerie Epstein

Art Grisham

  • Party: Independent
  • Bio: Attorney
  • Social media: Facebook

One comment on “Hamilton County (2010)
  1. Victoria Ford says:

    Richard Ford is not a career politician, which is a good thing in my book. A direct quote from his Facebook Profile reads as follows:
    “I am for the working man. If elected, I will represent ALL areas of Hamilton County instead of the chosen few. I want to enact the property tax freeze for elderly people on a fixed income that was voted on by the people in 2006, but still hasn’t been implemented. I also wish to work on improving the county’s recycling system, making it easier for *everyone* to recycle. Another thing is that I want to work with communities about the gang problem. I wish to hold open discussions where everyone is welcome to discuss issues and concerns. I am against a metro government unless it is voted in by the residents of the ENTIRE county. I want to help preserve the history of Hamilton County by protecting cemeteries and such, instead of allowing them to be destroyed by the highest bidder. I’m running as an Independent because I am just that. No amount of money can buy me, and if elected I will donate AT LEAST half of my salary back to charities. If you want someone who will make a difference in Hamilton County, Vote for me on August 5, 2010!”