DeKalb County voters will elect a new Assessor of Property Thursday in the local general election.
The candidates are Democratic nominee Scott Cantrell and Republican nominee Mason Carter. Cantrell unseated sixteen year incumbent Timothy (Fud) Banks in the March 6th DeKalb County Democratic Primary. Carter was nominated by the DeKalb County Republican Party Convention during the winter.
The winner will take office on September 1st.
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Polls at all sixteen precincts in the county will be open Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The only other contested race in the DeKalb County General Election Thursday is in the fifth district, where Incumbent school board member W.J. (Dub) Evins, III is being challenged for re-election by Kevin Hale.
Those running unopposed in the local general election Thursday include sixth district school board candidate Doug Stephens and Democratic constable nominees, Wayne Vanderpool in the third district, Paul Cantrell in the fourth district, Mark Milam in the fifth district, Carl Lee Webb in the sixth district, and Johnny King in the seventh district.
Dowelltown and Liberty are holding city elections Thursday. A mayor and two aldermen are to be elected in Dowelltown but only two names are on the ballot, Incumbent Mayor Gerald Bailiff running unopposed for re-election and Alderman Joe L. Bogle.
Three Aldermen are to be elected in Liberty and three names will appear on the ballot including Dwight Mathis, Paul M. Neal, and Jason H. Ray, all running unopposed.
The Tennessee Democratic and Republican Primaries are also being held Thursday. You may vote in one of the primaries but not both. You must declare whether you are voting in the Republican or Democratic State Primary.
Republicans will choose party nominees for U.S. Senator, Congresswoman, and two State Representatives.
The GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate are Fred R. Anderson, Mark Twain Clemens
Incumbent Bob Corker, Brenda S. Lenard, and Zach Poskevich
GOP candidates for the United States House of Representatives 6th Congressional District are Incumbent Diane Black and Lou Ann Zelenik
State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver is running unopposed for the Republican nomination in the 40th Representative District
State Representative Mark A. Pody is running unopposed for the Republican nomination in the 46th Representative District.
In the State Democratic Primary, candidates for the U.S. Senate are Mark E. Clayton, Larry Crim
Gary Gene Davis, Dave Hancock, Park Overall, T.K. Owens, and Benjamin Roberts
Democratic candidates for the Tennessee House of Representatives 40th Representative District are Wesley Duane Hodges and Sarah Marie Smith
The ballot also includes two Judicial retention questions
Shall Jeffrey S. Bivins be retained or replaced in office as a Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Division? (Vote Retain or Replace)
Shall Roger A. Page be retained or replaced in office as a Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Western Division? (Vote Retain or Replace)
ATTENTION VOTERS OF THE EDGAR EVINS STATE PARK (1-3) PRECINCT
THE LOCATION WHERE YOU NORMALLY VOTE ON ELECTION DAY HAS BEEN MOVED WITHIN THE PARK. DUE TO A BUILDING ISSUE, THE VOTING LOCATION WILL BE AT THE CABIN COMPLEX, CABIN C-6.
THERE WILL BE DIRECTIONAL SIGNS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE PARK, INCLUDING AT INTERSECTIONS. IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEKALB COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE AT 615-597-4146 OR THE STATE PARK MANAGER’S OFFICE AT 931-858-2114.