3rd Judge Candidate

With just three and a half days to the deadline, a third candidate to seek the office of Lenoir City Judge has picked up a qualifying petition.

Lenoir City resident and attorney, Robin McNabb picked up a petition Friday. While three candidates have picked petitions, none have yet returned their petitions to officially qualify.

In other election news, looks like incumbent school board member Dr. Professor Gary Ubben has decided to go for 5th district seat "B" instead of his current seat "A" position. That puts him in competition with challenger Robert Dishner. Ubben currently holds seat "A" but after Brian Brown qualified to run against Ubben, he withdrew from seat "A" and instead moved to run for seat "B". Current incumbent 5th district seat "B" board member, Jeremy Buckles has not picked up a petition to seek re-election.

So without knowing exactly why, one can only assume Ubben felt he would have a better chance of winning re-election facing Dishner than Brown. Buckles is supposedly looking at a possible out of area job which would prevent him from seeking re-election. Who knows, Ubben may have jumped out of the pot into the fire.

The ballot for all the August races will be final Thursday. I'll keep you posted.

Office Name Petition issued Date Returned 
United States House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District (Issued locally) Stuart Starr (D) 3/11/2016  
State of Tennessee House of Representatives 21 st       
  Jimmy L. Matlock  ( R ) 1/8/2016 3/7/2016
 (Monroe Co) Pamela "Pam" Weston (D) 1/19/2016 3/29/2016
 (Monroe Co) William James Vandever ( I) 1/8/2016 2/2/2016
State of Tennessee House of Represenatives 32nd       
  Kent D. Calfee ( R) (Roane Co) 1/8/2016 3/22/2016
State Executive Democratic Committee Woman 5th Senatorial District       
9th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge      
  Jeff Wicks (Roane Co.) 1/8/2016 2/5/2016
County School Board      
County School Board District 1 Seat A      
  Justin Burnette 1/8/2016 2/22/2016
  Christopher McConkey 1/12/2016  
  Kenny Ridings 1/8/2016 1/15/2016
County School Board District 1 Seat B      
  Scott Newman 1/8/2016 3/22/2016
County School Board District 3      
  Philip Moffett 1/14/2016 2/11/2016
  Lisa Russell 2/23/2016  
County School Board District 5 Seat A      
  Brian Brown 1/8/2016 2/1/2016
County School Board District 5 Seat B      
  Robert Dishner 1/19/2016 3/22/2016
  Blake Mc Kinley 1/19/2016  
  Gary Ubben 1/19/2016 4/1/2016
County School Board District 7      
  Craig Simon 1/12/2016 2/1/2016
Lenoir City Judge      
  Walter Johnson 3/29/2016  
  Robin McNabb 4/1/2016  
  Porsche Shantz 3/30/2016