Catoosa Board of Commissioners chairmanIncumbent Winford Long-R
Elected in 2000, Long is retired from Tennessee Valley Authority after 28 years as an environmental engineer and spent approximately 10 years as a wastewater and water treatment plant operator for Ringgold.
William H.H. “Bill” Clark-R
Catoosa County Historian Clark is a retired Army colonel serving in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and the office of the Surgeon General. He is a former two-term state representative serving in 1996 and 1998.
Vickrey is former Catoosa County manager and a former Catoosa school superintendent. He worked as an educator with the Catoosa County school system from 1973-98.
Page previously served two terms, 1994-2002, on the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners. She is the owner of Pat Page Insurance Agency in Chattanooga with 30 years in the insurance business.
Catoosa commissioner, District 1Incumbent Democrat Mark Fletcher said he will not seek re-election after finishing his second term. Ken Marks-R
Marks is a salesman for Acosta Foods. He served one term as a Fort Oglethorpe city councilman and is a citizen representative for Catoosa County on the Coosa Valley Regional Development Center board.
Silcox is a former manager for the Catoosa Department of Building Codes and director of personnel for Catoosa County.
Commissioner, District 3Incumbent Jim Emberson-R
Emberson, who is a retired regional service manager for group insurance at Provident Life after 36 years, was elected in a special election last year to fill the seat of late Commissioner Burk Hale.
Clerk of Superior CourtIncumbent Norman Stone-D
Stone marks 37 years as Superior Court clerk in October. He previously was a teacher at Ringgold High School for seven years.
Chief Magistrate JudgeIncumbent Donald “Sonny” Caldwell-D
Caldwell has served two terms as chief magistrate. He retired as a lieutenant from the Catoosa Sheriff’s De-partment after 22 years in law enforcement.
Tax commissionerIncumbent Sandra Self-D
Self, who is in her third term as tax commissioner, has worked in the Catoosa County Tax Office since 1978.
CoronerIncumbent Vanita Hullander-D
Hullander, who is serving in her second term as coroner, is a paramedic working in Hamilton County with 20 years experience.
Palmer, who works in member services at Cigna Healthcare, spent 13 years as a funeral director and embalmer, most recently with Buckner-Rush Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tenn.
Jorgenson is a former legal secretary for attorney Jack Setters. She said she has done independent research in forensic science, crime scene processing and criminal psychology.
SheriffIncumbent Phil Summers-D
Summers is a 29-year law enforcement veteran and has served as sheriff since 1990.
Holcomb is a lifelong resident of Catoosa County and a seven-year veteran of the Fort Oglethorpe Police De-partment.
Probate JudgeIncumbent Greg Grayson-R
Grayson, a native of Aliceville, Ala., and formerly a corporate engineer, was elected in November 2000.
Lowery is a resource officer with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department and a former Catoosa County Magis-trate Judge.
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Board of Education, District 3, non-partisanIncumbent Don Dycus
Dycus is an employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Board of Education, District 1,non-partisanIncumbent Billy Joe McDaniel
McDaniel is serving his 28th year as a school board member. He is a retired electrician and currently employed as a Catoosa County building inspector.
Board of Education, countywide seat, non-partisanIncumbent Chandler Peeples said he will not seek re-election. Melvin Edwards
Edwards is a retired Catoosa County educator and previously served on the Board of Education for nine years.
Scott is a senior at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and chairman of the Catoosa Young Republicans.
Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court JudgesIncumbent Ralph Hill
Before his appointment to the bench in 1995, he was an attorney in private practice in LaFayette who previously served an assistant district attorney in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit.
Incumbent Kristina Cook Connelly
Before her appointment to the bench in 1992, she practiced law with her father Bobby Lee Cook and husband Branch Connelly in Summerville, Ga.
Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District AttorneyIncumbent Herbert E. “Buzz” Franklin
Franklin has served as district attorney since 1997. He served as assistant district attorney from 1981-84, and as a juvenile judge for Dade County, Ga., from 1985 until he resigned to run for district attorney in 1996.
Voters who wish to participate in the July 20 general primary should register to vote by June 21. The registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general election is Oct. 4. Contact the Catoosa County Board of Elections and Registration at (706) 935-3990 for more details.
State Representative, District 1Incumbent Rep. Mike Snow-D
Snow is president and sole owner of Snow Nursery. He has served in the state legislature since 1986.
Neal is pastor of Gordon Lake Wesleyan Church and a 13-year employee of the Walker County school system.
State Representative, District 3Incumbent Rep. Ron Forster-R
Forster is a management consultant and full-time student at Georgia Tech. He took office in 2001.
Bass is a Ringgold city employee and pastor of Fairview United Methodist Church.
State Representative, District 6
This is the newly created district as a result of the new political redistricting maps.
Dickson retired in 2003 after 34 years in the Whitfield County School system, the last five as school superinten-dent.
State Senate, District 53Incumbent Sen. Jeff Mullis-R
Mullis is the Walker County planning director and chairman of the Georgia General Assembly’s Economic De-velopment and Tourism Committee.
State Senate, District 54Incumbent Sen. Don Thomas-R
Thomas is a family physician with Whitfield Medical Professional Associates. He is seeking his fifth term as state senator