By David Carroll

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Former Hamilton County principal David Testerman picked up qualifying papers for the District 8 Hamilton County School Board seat Tuesday.

Testerman was a longtime principal, serving at Sale Creek, Signal Mountain, Westview, White Oak, and Ganns Middle Valley Schools, until retiring as assistant principal at East Ridge High in 2007.

The District 8 seat is currently held by Kenny Smith, who is running for the County Commission seat now held by Curtis Adams, who is not seeking re-election.

According to the Hamilton County Election Commission, others who have picked up papers for School Board races are:

 Incumbent Everett Fairchild, Marty Haynes and Ken Smith in District 3

 Incumbent Jeffrey Wilson in District 5

 Joe Galloway and Cole Smith in District 6

 Dean Arnold and David Testerman in District 8

 Mike Evatt, Karen Farrow, Morris Clay Ingle and Caleb Long in District 9

The deadline to qualify for the August 5 election is on April 1st at 12 noon.

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