Hamilton Commissioners Interview Magistrate Candidates

Hamilton County commissioners heard from eight lawyers Tuesday wishing to fill two magistrate positions, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The seats, now held by Chief Magistrate Randall Russell and Magistrate Sharetta Smith will open April 30 when contracts for the two expire. Russell and Smith, both from Hixson, have applied for reappointment. Also interviewed were Anna Adams, Ooltewah; Lucy Cerpa-Martinez, Cleveland; Micah Gates, Memphis; Robyn Owens, Nashville; Jennifer Wade, Antioch; and Justin Woodward, Chattanooga.