With the August election still months away, it's time to stare planning for the November election.
While the top of the ticket in November will be the presidential election, there will be three local elections that are sure to generate a lot of interest.
In Lenoir City, three council seats, three school board seats and the mayor's and Treasurer/Recorder positions will be on the ballot. In Greenback, all four aldermen and the mayor's seats will be on the ballot. Also in Philadelphia all four aldermen and the mayor's seats will be on the ballot.
Lenoir City incumbent councilman terms up this November are Bobby Johnson Sr., Eddie Simpson and Harry Wampler. Incumbent Mayor Tony Aikens and incumbent Treasure/Recorder Jimmy Wilburn seat's will also be on the ballot. Incumbent Lenoir City school board members, Rick Chadwick, Mitch Ledbetter and Glenn McNish's seats will be on the ballot.
Incumbent Greenback Mayor Tom Peeler, aldermen Linda Black, Dewayne Birchfield, Delmar L. Davis and Polly Evans seats will be on the ballot.
Philadelphia incumbent mayor, Chris Miller and aldermen Michael McGinnis, Paul Stallings, Lynne Marlow and Jeff Marlow's seats will be on the ballot.
Any candidates wanting to run for any of the positions that will be on the November ballot, may begin picking up qualifying petitions this Friday, May 20th at the Loudon County election commission office at the county office building. Qualifying petitions must be returned with the appropriate number of signatures by 12:00 noon, August 18th.