Local Tennessee House primary results

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) We had three contested Tennessee House primaries up for grabs.

In District 28, representing Downtown Chattanooga to Harrison, Yusuf Hakeem continues his political comeback by winning a hotly contested Democratic Primary.

He finished with 38% of the vote.

Hakeem will face Republican Lemon Williams, Jr. in the November election.

Tennessee House of Representatives District 28 – Republican Primary

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Candidate Votes %
Lemon C. Williams, Jr. 1,250 100.00%

Tennessee House of Representatives District 28 – Democratic Primary

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Candidate Votes %
Yusuf A. Hakeem 2,766 37.88%
Melody Shekari 1,637 22.42%
Brandon D. Woodruff 1,187 16.26%
Dennis Clark 873 11.96%
Jackie Anderson Thomas 839 11.49%

 

District 26 represents Hixson, Middle Valley and Harrison.

Republican Robin Smith will face Democrat Jean-Marie Lawrence in November.

Lawrence narrowly defeated David Jones in the primary.

This is the seat where Tennessee Democrats went to court to challenge Smith’s place on the ballot, and lost.

Tennessee House of Representatives District 26 – Republican Primary

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Candidate Votes %
Robin Smith 7,767 100.00%

Tennessee House of Representatives District 26 – Democratic Primary

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Candidate Votes %
Jean-Marie Lawrence 1,971 54.16%
David Jones 1,668 45.84%

 

District 30 represents East Ridge, East Brainerd to Apison.

Esther Helton wins the Republican Primary over Jonathan Mason by just 140 votes.

She faces Joda Thongnopnua in November.

Tennessee House of Representatives District 30 – Republican Primary

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Candidate Votes %
Esther Helton 3,507 51.02%
Jonathan Mason 3,367 48.98%

Tennessee House of Representatives District 30 – Democratic Primary

View County Breakdown (Democratic)

Candidate Votes %
Joda Thongnopnua 2,798 100.00%

 

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