29 Contenders Interested In Serving On Bradley County Commission; Moore Picks Up For Sheriff, Tayloe For Sessions Judge

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Twenty nine candidates thus far are showing an interest in 14 seats on the Bradley County Commission.

Among the latest to pick up papers are Chairman Louie Alford in District 2, Carol T. "Peaches" Searles in District 4, and Briant Berry and Floyd Wade Jr. in District 5.

Voters will pick two representatives for each of the seven districts.

Garry Moore, who lost to Gary Davis for county mayor in 2010, has picked up to run for sheriff in the Republican primary. Mr. Moore is the owner of Moore Bestway Travel. Picking up earlier were Rep. Eric Watson and incumbent Jim Ruth.

Attorney Shari Lynn Tayloe has picked up for General Sessions Court Judge Division 2. Picking up earlier were attorney Barrett Painter and Judge Sheridan Randolph. 

Here is the latest list of those who have picked up papers:

District 1 

Terry Caywood (incumbent) 

Denis Collins

Thomas Edward Collins

Michael Hughes

Terry McDowell

District 2

Louie Alford

John Burns

William Glen Campbell

Thomas Crye

Jimmy Lynn Kendrick

Tammy Wingo Salmond

District 3

Milan Blake

David Kelley

Jeff Morelock (incumbent) 

Johnny Mull

District 4

Charlotte Peak-Jones (incumbent) 

June Montgomery

Carol T. "Peaches" Searles

Howard Thompson

District 5

Briant Berry

Floyd Wade Jr.

Jeff Yarber

District 6

Mel Griffith

Ronny Keller

Tom Ledford

Dan Rawls

Robert Rominger (incumbent) 

District 7

Mark Hall (incumbent) 

Bill Winters (incumbent) 

Other races:

Circuit Court, Part 1

Larry Puckett

Circuit Court, Part 2

J. Michael Sharp

Circuit Court, Part 3

William J. Brown

Sandra Donaghy

Andrew Freiberg

Criminal Court

Amy Reedy

Public Defender

Richard Hughes

District Attorney

Steve Crump

County Mayor

D. Gary Davis

Register of Deeds

Dina Swafford

Road Superintendent

Roberts Combs

Randall Davis

Sandra Knight

Circuit Court Clerk

Gayla Miller

County Clerk

Donna Simpson

Sheriff

Jim Ruth

Eric Watson

Trustee

Mike Smith

General Sessions Division 1

Daniel Swafford

General Sessions Division 2

Barrett Painter

Sheridan Randolph

Shari Lynn Tayloe

Constable 1

Ronald Arthur

Daren Brantley

Charles Carroll

Donnie Hughes

Thomas Kimsey

Constable 2

Richard Alford

Constable 3

Jason Corum

Jessie Hughes

Constable 4

Kevin Crye

Wayne Henry 

Constable 5

Steve Anderson

Constable 6

Charles Dunson

Johnny Hicks

Jeffery Lewis

Constable 7

James Lewis





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