Mike Chauncey will be the new District 8 Commissioner in Hamilton County.
Chauncey, the current Vice Mayor of East Ridge, edged the Tucker McClendon, the Chairman of the Hamilton County School Board, 1,285 votes to 1,137, in Tuesday’s Republican Primary. Chauncey has no opposition in the August 4 general election.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am,” Chauncey told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. “We’re just so excited about the outcome of the election, and we’re looking forward to working with the new mayor …”
In the race for Hamilton County Mayor, Weston Wamp received 14,425 votes to Sebrena Smedley’s 14,104. Matt Hullander finished in third with 12,170 votes. Wamp will now square off with Democrat Matt Adams in the general election.
Wamp’s sister, Coty Wamp, trounced incumbent Neal Pinkston in the race for District Attorney General. Wamp, the general counsel for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, received 27,925 votes to Pinkston’s 11,388. Coty will now face John Allen Brooks in the general election.
Katie Perkins defeated Sandy Norris Smith for the Democratic nomination in the District 8 School Board race. The final numbers showed Perkins with 274 votes, while Smith garnered 155. Perkins will face Republican Larry Grohn in the general election.