One upset and one comeback on Hamilton County Commission

HAMILTON COUNTY (WDEF) – A sitting Hamilton County commissioner was unseated in voting on Tuesday.

DISTRICT 1

Gene O Shipley

Gene-o Shipley

Soddy Daisy commissioner Gene-o Shipley defeated incumbent Randy Fairbanks in a close race.

Gene-o Shipley
2096
Randy Fairbanks
1918
Stacy Swallows
957

Fairbanks has been on the County Commission since 2014.

Shipley wins the seat outright since there is no Democratic challenger.

DISTRICT 5

The District 5 race was all about the Democrats.

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.

 

Greg Beck
1318
Mike Greer
447
Nathaniel Doss III
350
Phylicia Blackmon
217

He faces no Republican challenger in the fall.

DISTRICT 8

Mike ChaunceyThere was competition to replace Tim Boyd on the Commission after he chose not to run for re-election.

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.

Mike Chauncey
1285
Tucker McClendon
1137

There is no Democratic challenger for the seat.

DISTRICT 10

Jeff EversoleDistrict 10 is new after the 2020 redistricting.

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.

Jeffrey W Eversole
1905
Dean Moorhouse
1779

DISTRICT 11

Montrell Bessley

Montrell Besley

The other new district includes Alton Park and Lookout Valley.

Montrell Besley defeated two other Democrats in the primary.

 

Montrell Besley
589
Molly Blankenship
103
Sean Nix
72

He will face Republican Joe Graham in November.

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