Incumbent Fred Skillern has lost his bid for reelection.
Skillern lost the District 1 seat of the Hamilton County Commission tonight.
Randy Fairbanks took 1,249 votes to Skillern's 1,198 votes in the Republican primary.
There is no Democratic opposition in August, which means that Fairbanks will take the seat.
Skillern has been on the commission since 2001.
Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...