Attorney Pulls Out of General Sessions Judge Race

Attorney Larry Ables has advised that he does not plan to make a race against incumbent Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge David Bales in Division 2, the Chattanoogan reports. Ables, a former chief magistrate, had picked up qualifying papers and participated in a number of campaign events, however, he had never filed for the position. Of the five General Sessions judges, only Judge Christie Sell in Division 1 now faces opposition from Rex Sparks.