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QUALIFYING DEADLINE IN THREE WEEKS FOR CHATTANOOGA ELECTIONS

Chattanooga City Councilman Larry Grohn Chattanooga City Councilman Larry Grohn Photo by Paul Leach /Times Free Press. CITY OF CHATTANOOGA ELECTIONS KEY DATES Candidate Qualifying Deadline: Dec. 15 at 12 p.m. Candidate Withdrawal Deadline: Dec. 22 at 12 p.m. Write-In Candidate Certification Deadline: Jan. 16 Early Voting Period: Feb. 15-March 2 Election Day: March 7 For more information, contact the Hamilton County Election Commission at 423-493-5100 or visit their website at elect.hamiltontn.gov Chattanoogans could see as many as 28 candidates between the city's mayoral and council races on the March 7 ballot. That's how many people have already picked up candidate papers, according to the Hamilton County Election Commission. With three weeks to go until the Dec. 15 qualification deadline, just over half of them have already qualified. In 2013, 25 candidates made the Chattanooga ballot. Larry Grohn, now the District 4 councilman, launched his mayoral campaign at the end of August, seeking to derail Mayor Andy Berke's re-election bid. David Crockett, a three-time former city councilman, and Chris Long hope to turn the election into a four-way race. Grohn jumped in early and hard, challenging Berke on the city's crime figures on at least two occasions. "An entire generation ...

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