The first candidate has picked up a petition to run for the Lenoir City Judge position in August. Lenoir City resident, Walter Johnson, picked up a qualifying petition Tuesday. Mr. Johnson is currently with the public defender's office for the 9th Judicial District.

Candidates have till next Thursday at noon to qualify to run for the office.

The Loudon County school board race appears it's not going to have many competitive races. Currently, only one race is contested. The only race that has more than one candidate qualified to run for office is 1st District seat "A" where incumbent Kenny Ridings is being challenged by Justin Burnett. Currently, all the rest of the races are uncontested even though candidates have picked up petitions, most have not returned their petitions to qualify.

Any candidate for school board also has till next Thursday, noon to qualify.

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 Representatives 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  
County School Board District 7      
  Craig Simon 1/12/2016 2/1/2016
Lenoir City Judge      
  Walter Johnson 3/29/2016