published Monday, December 16th, 2013

Chris Clem resigns as Election Commission attorney

Hamilton County Election Commission attorney Chris Clem resigned from his position this morning.

His resignation becomes effective at the end of the year.

The election commission met this morning to certify the petition to force the Chattanooga City Council to either repeal its approval of expanding benefits to domestic partners of city employees or put the ordinance to a public vote in next year's elections.

Commissioners certified the petition.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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