For the first time since 1984, Bart Gordon's name will not be on the ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 6th Congressional District. Gordon is not seeking re-election and will be stepping down when his term expires later this year.
Several candidates have lined up hoping to succeed him. Winners of Thursday's Tennessee Republican and Democratic primaries will emerge to face each other in the Tennessee General Election in November along with several Independent candidates.
Those seeking the GOP nomination for Congress in the Tennessee Republican Primary are as follows:
Gary Dewitt Mann
Kerry E. Roberts
Lou Ann Zelenik
Those seeking the nomination for Congress in the Tennessee Democratic Primary are as follows:
Henry Clay Barry
Devora E. Butler
George T. Erdel
Tennessee will also be electing a new Governor this fall.
Candidates for Governor in the Tennessee Republican Primary include:
Basil Marceaux, Sr.
Mike McWherter is running unopposed for Governor in Thursday's Tennessee Democratic Primary.
Winners of the primaries will gear up for the general election in November along with several Independent candidates for Governor.