A number of important political races will be on the ballot in Wilson County this year.
The Primary election for statewide and federal offices AND the general election for county offices will be held on Thursday, August 5th, 2010.
In the primary, Wilson County voters will help to choose the nominees for Congress. The eastern half of Wilson county is in the 6th Congressional District, whose Congressman, Bart Gordon (D) is retiring. There are SEVEN republicans vying for the Republican nomination, FIVE Democrats who want the Democrat nomination, and FIVE independents who will be on the ballot in November.
The western half of Wilson County is in the 5th Congressional District. Jim Cooper (D) will be seeking a fifth term. There are two other Democrats challenging Cooper for the Democrat nomination. On the Republican side, there are an unprecedented ELEVEN candidates seeking the Republican nomination. More detailed information, candidate lists, and web site links for both congressional races can be found here: 2010-election-guide/tn-05-and-tn-06/.
The County offices on the August ballot will include:
- County Mayor
- Circuit Court Clerk
- County Clerk
- Registrar of Deeds
There’s only one candidate filed in the Sheriff’s race (incumbent Terry Ashe) and for Registrar of Deeds (incumbent Bev Spickard). Here are the candidates for the other four county races:
- Don Fox www.wilsoncountyforfox.com/
- Randall Hutto www.hutto4mayor.com/
- Philip Warren www.warren2010.com/
- Ernest Lasater (was Trustee from 1986-2006, then did not run)
- Jim Major (incumbent, first won election in 2006)
Circuit Court Clerk:
- Dena Ferraro
- Linda Neal (incumbent)
- Jim Goodall (incumbent)
- George Snodgrass
In addition to the six constitutional county officers, all 25 county commissioners will be elected. Here’s an overview map showing all 25 county commission districts. Click the map to load a more detailed .pdf (from the state comptroller’s office) that you can zoom into if you want to find the precise boundaries of any district.
Here are the candidates for the Wilson County Commission (four year terms):
- District 1 – Becky Siever, Larry L. West (incumbent) and Dean Pilkinton
- District 2 – Stephanie McDonald and Jim Wiedman
- District 3 – Fred M. Weston (incumbent) and Don E. Breedwell
- District 4 – Chad Barnard and Jim Emberton (incumbent)
- District 5 – Jerry A. McFarland (incumbent), Stanley Moss and Sam R. Saylors Jr.
- District 6 – Kenny Reich (incumbent) and Wayne Drennan
- District 7 – Georgia Franklin (incumbent), Lisa C. McMillin and Terry L. Scruggs
- District 8 – John W. Brown and Frank Bush (incumbent)
- District 9 – Tim Fish, Sara B. Patton and Gary Tarpley (incumbent)
- District 10 – Nathan Clariday, Bill Patton (incumbent) and Judy Morgan
- District 11 – Janice Branchaud, Wayne Hamblen and Jim Bradshaw
- District 12 – Billy Rowland (incumbent)
- District 13 – John (Ricky) Robinson and Clint Thomas (incumbent)
- District 14 – Jeff Joines (incumbent) and Jim Roberts
- District 15 – Mike Justice (incumbent)
- District 16 – Jason Brockman and Gilbert Graves (incumbent)
- District 17 – Gary R. Keith (incumbent) and Robert Pelt
- District 18 – Adam Bannach (incumbent), Michael Cole and Tim Garrett
- District 19 – William Glover and L.T. Jenkins (incumbent)
- District 20 – Annette Davis-Stafford (incumbent)
- District 21 – Eugene Murray (incumbent)
- District 22 – J. Wendell Marlowe, Michael A. Gallion and Garfield L. Boyce
- District 23 – Bernie Ash (incumbent)
- District 24 – Paul Abercrombie (incumbent) and Chase A. Williams
- District 25 – Michael Bennett, Randy Hall (incumbent) and Anthony Orange
note that in Districts 12, 15, 20, 21, & 23 only one candidate (the incumbent) has filed for the ballot.
Republican & Democrat primary races:
For Governor of Tennessee, there are five Republicans and only one Democrat (Mike McWherter). The Republican Candidates for Governor are:
- Bill Haslam www.billhaslam.com
- Joe Kirkpatrick www.joe4gov.com/
- Basil Marceaux, Sr. www.basilmarceaux.com/
- Ron Ramsey www.teamronramsey.com/
- Zach Wamp www.zachwamp.com/
For Tennessee State Senate, District 17:
- Mae Beavers (incumbent) www.maebeavers.com
- Susan M. Lynn www.repsusanlynn.com/
- Gordon R. Borck www.borckforsenate.com/
- Aubrey T. Givens www.aubreygivens.com/
- George McDonald www.georgemcdonald2010.com
- Sam Hatcher www.samhatcher.com/
For Tennessee State House, District 47, there are no primary contests. Stratton Bone (D) is the incumbent and only Democrat to file. Mark Pody is the only Republican to file. They will face each other in the November General Election.
For Tennessee State House District 57, there are three Republicans who will face each other in the primary (this is the seat that Susan Lynn is vacating to run for the Senate):
- Robert C. Fields www.fieldsforthe57th.com/
- Adam Futrell www.futrell2010.com
- Linda Elam www.lindaelam.com/
Democrat Allen Barry and Independents Nathan Clariday, Luther C. Lenning and Heather Scott will all be on the General Election ballot in November.