UPDATE: According to the Hamilton County Election Commission, East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert turned in his petitions on Tuesday, Feb. 13, qualifying as a candidate in the Republican Primary for County Commission District 8.
East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert picked up qualifying papers from the Hamilton County Election Commission, to run for District 8 County Commissioner, Thursday afternoon.
Lambert, a two-term mayor of East Ridge, will be facing off against two-term incumbent Tim Boyd in the May 1 Republican Primary. Boyd launched his bid for a third term last week with a “Campaign Kickoff” at a venue on Ringgold Road.
Lambert was first elected to the East Ridge City Council in 2008. After two years of a four-year-term, he ran for and was elected mayor.
Lambert attempted to unseat Boyd in the 2014 Republican Primary but came in a distant third behind Boyd and former Commissioner Curtis Adams. After the political setback he ran successfully for a third term as mayor, defeating former Councilman Jim Bethune and political activist Frances Pope.
Lambert is the Chief Operating Officer of The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.
The qualifying deadline for county primary elections is Feb. 15.