More Candidates Exploring Hamilton Races

A number of candidates have recently picked up papers to run for judicial posts in Hamilton County, Chattanoogan.com reports. They include Pam Fleenor, Chancery Court Part 1; incumbent judge Jeff Atherton, Chancery Court Part II; Yolanda Mitchell, a Democrat seeking to unseat Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw; Public Defender Ardena Garth; and District Attorney Neal Pinkston. Races for municipal judgeships also have seen interest. Attorney Harry W. Miller III has picked up papers to challenge longtime incumbent Collegedale Judge Kevin Wilson, and in East Ridge, attorney Ryan Hanzelik is challenging Judge Arvin Reingold. Lookout Mountain Judge John Higgason Jr. and Signal Mountain Judge Mark Rothberger thus far do not have opposition.