Minutes after the polls closed today, elections for various county commission races are starting to shape up.
In the District 7 Republican primary, Sabrena Turner is leading with 722 votes. Phil Smartt has 288 votes and Perry Perkins has 232 votes.
In the District 7 Democratic primary, Ezra Maize is leading with 79 votes over Don Brown's 60 votes.
The primary winners will face off in the August general election.
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 ...