One upset and one comeback on Hamilton County Commission
HAMILTON COUNTY (WDEF) – A sitting Hamilton County commissioner was unseated in voting on Tuesday.
Soddy Daisy commissioner Gene-o Shipley defeated incumbent Randy Fairbanks in a close race.
Fairbanks has been on the County Commission since 2014.
Shipley wins the seat outright since there is no Democratic challenger.
Commission Katherlyn Geter decided not to run for another term.
But the man she narrowly defeated won the seat back on Tuesday.
Greg Beck defeated three other challengers for the seat.
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He faces no Republican challenger in the fall.
In the Republican Primary, two other elected officials squared off.
East Ridge Vice Mayor Mike Chauncey defeated school board chairman Tucker McClendon by 148 votes.
There is no Democratic challenger for the seat.
It represents the Ooltewah area.
Jeffrey Eversole will represent the area after defeating Dean Moorhouse for the spot.
There is no Democrat running for the seat.
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The other new district includes Alton Park and Lookout Valley.
Montrell Besley defeated two other Democrats in the primary.
He will face Republican Joe Graham in November.