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Skillern, Casavant to lead Hamilton Co. Commission

By David Carroll

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The Hamilton County Commission has new leadership.  Some moves had to be made after the departure of former District 8 Commissioner Curtis Adams, who is now City Manager in Crossville.

District 1 Commissioner Fred Skillern was selected last week for the chairmanship, and was told by the county attorney he needed to be sworn in Wednesday to make it official. 

Shortly afterward, District 2 Commissioner Dr. Richard Casavant was elected Vice Chair, by a vote of 6-0 with two commissioners abstaining. 

Casavant will serve until September.  He was defeated in the May primary by Jim Fields, who faces independent candidate David Cantrell in the August general election.

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