Election Recap: Wamps Win Nominations for Mayor, District Attorney
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Last night, siblings Weston and Coty Wamp won the republican primaries for Hamilton County Mayor and District Attorney.
The Mayor’s Race was tense, with Wamp and runner-up Sabrena Smedley finishing only 321 votes apart.
“I felt like I was winning out talking to voters, earlier today. I thought I was losing when I saw those early voting numbers come in, and now here we’ve won by a bit,” said Wamp.
“God will choose the next chapter of my life, because I’m willing to do whatever he wants me to do with my life. So, thank you all. I love you all,” said Smedley.
Matt Hullander finished third, trailing Smedley by fewer than 2,000 votes.
“There’s a lot of emotions, but I’m at peace with the outcome. This was God’s will for me. I gave it a go, and he obviously has better things in store for me,” said Hullander.
In the primary for district attorney, Coty Wamp with landslide of more than 16,000 votes over incumbent Neal Pinkston.
“With as much gratitude and humility as I can stand here with, thank you,” said Wamp.
But niether race is over, and Weston Wamp will have to contend with democrat Matt Adams this summer.
“To see close to 6,000 people put their trust in me — first I would like to say thank you and I humbly accept the nomination,” said Adams.
The general election is on August fourth.