Yolanda Mitchell Picks Up For Juvenile Court Judge: Parson Qualifies For Circuit Court Clerk Race; Coppinger May Have 2 Opponents

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Attorney Yolanda Mitchell has picked up papers to run as a Democrat for Juvenile Court judge.

Rob Philyaw, who was named by the County Commission to the post after Judge Suzanne Bailey retired, is running as a Republican.

Ron Parson, an official at the sheriff's office, qualified to run as a Republican for Circuit Court clerk. County Commissioner Larry Henry qualified earlier.

Public Defender Ardena Garth, a Democrat, has picked up papers for another race. Steve Smith of the district attorney's office is running as a Republican.

Richard Ford has picked up to run for county mayor as an Independent. Perennial candidate Basil Marceaux has picked up as a Republican.

Incumbent Jim Coppinger is seeking a new four-year term. 

County Commission

District 1

Randy Fairbanks (R)

Fred Skillern (R)

District 2

Jim Fields (R)

District 3

Marty Haynes (R)

District 4 

Warren Mackey (D)

Kirkland Robinson (D)

Pam Ladd (D)

District 5

Greg Beck (D)

Isiah Hester (D)

District 6

Joe Graham (R)

John Allen Brooks (D)

District 7

Pat Fountain (D)

Ezra Maize (D)

Perry Perkins (R)

Phil Smartt (R)

John R. Taylor Sr. (D)

Sabrena Turner (R)

District 8

Curtis Adams (R)

Tim Boyd (R)

Brent Lambert (R)

Rusty Munger Jr. (D)

Kenny Smith (D)

District 9 

Chester Bankston (R)

County Mayor 

Jim Coppinger (R)

Richard Ford (I)

Basil Marceaux (R)


Jim Hammond (R)

Chris Harvey (R)

County Clerk

Bill Knowles (R)


Bill Hullander (R)

Register of Deeds

Ryan Epperson (R)

Pam Hurst (R)

Paul Parker (R)

Criminal Court Clerk

Vince Dean (R)

Gwen Tidwell (D)

Brian White (D)

Circuit Court Clerk

Larry Henry (R)

Ron Parson (R)

Juvenile Court Clerk

Gary Behler (R)

Public Defender

Steve Smith (R)

District Attorney

Neal Pinkston

Criminal Court Judge

Division 1

Barry Steelman (R)

Division 2

Rebecca Stern (R)

Division 3

Don Poole (D)

Juvenile Court Judge

Rob Philyaw (R)

Yolanda Mitchell (D)

Circuit Court Judge

Division 1

J.B. Bennett (R)

Stuart James (D)

Catherine Cate White (R)

Division 2

Jeff Hollingsworth (R)

Division 3

Marie Williams (R)

Division 4

Neil Thomas (R)


Part 1

Pam Fleenor (R)

Joe Manuel (R)

Part 2

Jeff Atherton (R)

City Court

Division 1

Sherry Paty

Division 2

Russell Bean

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Baylor Boys Win 17th D-II AA Golf Title; Baylor Girls Take Second

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Ooltewah Whips Lady 'Canes For Shot At District 5-3A Volleyball Title

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