Mayor Coppinger and Sheriff Hammond win re-election

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Hamilton County voters provided some drama at the polls on Thursday, but no shocking upsets.

The top jobs did not turn over.

Jim Coppinger defeated challenger Aloyse Brown with 60% of the vote to remain County Mayor.

Sheriff Jim Hammond staved off a challenge from Victor Miller of the Chattanooga Police Department with 63% of the vote.

On the County Commission, the upset came in District 6.

Democrat David Sharpe defeated Republican appointee Joe Graham, 56%-47%.

Otherwise, Chip Baker, Greg Martin, and Warren Mackey each won their districts.

On the School Board, District 8 (East Ridge, East Chattanooga) was the closest race.

Tucker McClendon defeated David Testerman by just 132 votes.

In the other districts, the winners were Joe Smith, Karitsa Mosley, Jenny Hill, and Steve Highlander.

You can see the full results here.

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