published Monday, June 9th, 2014

Gardenhire succeeds Dean as delegation chairman

Rep. Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, resigned today as the chairman of the Hamilton County Legislative Delegation.

Dean said he bowed out because he couldn't devote enough time to the chairmanship while also running to the the county's criminal court clerk.

"I just wanted to offer it up to someone who had more time to devote to it," he said.

Dean is the Republican nominee who will face 20-year incumbent Democrat Gwen Tidwell for the criminal court clerk job on Aug. 7.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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