August Update

It does seem a bit odd that here in January we'd be talking about the August election, but It's time to start thinking about it.

Friday was the first day for candidates to pick up qualifying petitions and some wasted no time.

Both Tony Aikens and Doyle Arp picked up petitions to run for 21st District State Representative position being vacated by Jimmy Matlock. I understand from a good source that Aikens and Arp signed each other's petitions. Good to know they have such comradery for now. I'll have lots more info on this race when it gets closer to time.

Four county school board races will be on the August ballot and one incumbent already has a challenger. Kim Bridges looks to take on incumbent Leroy Tate in the 4th district. 2nd District incumbents William Jenkins and Bobby Johnson Jr. are yet unopposed.

With the passing of Ric Best and the temporary appointment of his wife, Melissa, to the 6th district seat, only one candidate has picked a petition for that seat. Aaron Lewis is the sole candidate for now.

You can see all the seats for the August election in the list below. I'm sure there will be more candidates for all the seats. Candidates have till April 5th to file petitions.

Also, at the bottom of the page, I have included the updated May election petition list. Not much change.

August Election Petitions

Office Name Petition issued Date Returned
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Represenatives 2nd Congressional Dist.       
Tennessee Senate 5th Senatorial Dist.       
Tennessee House of Representatives    21st District      
  Tony Aikens ( R)  1/5/2018 1/5/2018
  Doyle Arp ( R ) 1/5/2018  
Tennessee House of Representatives   32nd District      
Tennessee State Execuitive Committeman 5th Senatorial Dist.       
Tennessee State Execuitive Committwoman      5th Senatorial Dist.       
Loudon County School Board     Distirct 2 Seat A       
  Will Jenkins 1/5/2018  
Loudon County School Board     Distirct 2 Seat B      
  Bobby Johnson, Jr. 1/5/2018  
Loudon County School Board     Distirct 4      
  Kim Bridges 1/5/2018  
  LeRoy Tate 1/5/2018  
Loudon County School Board     Distirct 6      
  Aaron Lewis 1/5/2018  


May Election Petition Update

Office Name Petition issued Date Returned
County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw ( R ) 11/17/2017  
  Steve Harrelson ( R)  11/17/2017 11/17/2017
County Commission
District 1 Seat A Kelly Littleton Brewster ( R) 11/17/2017 11/17/2017
  Ken Brewster (R ) 11/22/2017  
District 1 Seat B David Meers (R ) 11/20/2017 12/21/2017
District 2 Seat A Earlena Maples (D) 11/17/2017  
  Julia Hurley  ( R) 12/8/2017  
District 2 Seat B Matthew Tinker (R ) 11/20/2017  
District 3 Bill Satterfield ( R) 11/17/2017 11/27/2017
District 4 Gary Whitfield ( R) 11/17/2017 11/21/2017
  David Gray ( R ) 12/1/2017  
District 5 Seat A Harold Duff ( R) 11/17/2017 12/5/2017
  Richard Truitt ( R) 12/7/2017  
Dsitrcit 5 Seat B Van Shaver ( R) 11/17/2017 1/4/2018
  Sharon Yarbrough (R ) 11/17/2017 11/20/2017
  Jan Hahn (D) 11/22/2017 12/4/2017
District 6 Mark Matlock ( R) 11/17/2017  
  Adam Waller ( R) 11/17/2017  
District 7 Henry Cullen ( R)  11/17/2017 11/28/2017
Trustee George "Chip" Miller ( R) 11/17/2017 11/17/2017
Sheriff Tim W. Guider ( R) 11/17/2017 12/21/2017
  Scott Newman ( R) 11/17/2017 11/22/2017
  Marty Ward ( R ) 11/17/2017  
Circuit Court Clerk Lisa P. Niles ( R)  11/17/2017 11/17/2017
County Clerk Lisa Bridges ( R) 11/17/2017 11/20/2017
  Carrie Mc Kelvey ( R) 11/17/2017 11/22/2017
Register of Deeds Tracie L Littleton (R ) 11/20/2017 11/22/2017
Road Superintendent Eddie Simpson ( R ) 11/17/2017 11/17/2017