State Representative Terry Lynn Weaver of Lancaster will be unopposed in the Tennessee Republican Primary for re-nomination on August 5th but she will have a Democratic and an Independent opponent in the November 2nd General Election.
Today (Thursday) at noon was the qualifying deadline.
James Hale of DeKalb County and Jamie Winkler of Smith County will be seeking their party's nomination in the Tennessee Democratic Primary on August 5th for the right to challenge Representative Weaver this fall. Weaver is seeking her second term.
Independent candidate Pleas Ford of Macon County is also running for State Representative in November.
Three counties make up the 40th legislative district, including DeKalb, Macon, and Smith.
Meanwhile, State Senator Mae Beavers will have two opponents in the Tennessee Republican primary on August 5th.
Senator Beavers, who is seeking her third term in the state senate from the 17th district, will face a challenge from State Representative Susan Lynn of Mount Juliet and Gordon Borck of Smith County.
The winner will face a democratic challenge in November from either Lebanon attorney Aubrey Givens, Smith County farmer George McDonald, or Lebanon newspaper publisher Sam Hatcher. Givens, McDonald, and Hatcher are seeking their party's nomination for the State Senate in the Tennessee Democratic Primary on August 5th.
The State Senate in the 17th district includes Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, Wilson, and part of Sumner County.
Several candidates have lined up hoping to succeed Democratic Congressman Bart Gordon in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 6th District. Last December, Congressman Gordon announced his plans to retire from Congress when his current term ends in 2010. Gordon was first elected in 1984 and is completing his 13th term.
Those seeking the GOP nomination for Congress in the August 5th Tennessee Republican Primary are as follows:
Bruce McLellan of Overton County
Gary Mann of Williamson County
James Tracy of Bedford County
Diane Black of Sumner County
Lou Ann Zelenik of Rutherford County
David Evans of Bedford County
Kerry Roberts of Robertson County
Those seeking the nomination for Congress in the August 5th Tennessee Democratic Primary are as follows:
Devora Butler of Rutherford County
George Erdel of Rutherford County
Brett Carter of Davidson County
Benjamin Leming of Rutherford County
Henry Barry of Wilson County
Independent candidates for Congress in the November 2nd Tennessee General Election include:
Jim Boyd of Sumner County
Tommy Hay of DeKalb County
Brandon Gore of Rutherford County
Stephen Sprague of Jackson County
David Purcell of Robertson County
Candidates for Governor in the Tennessee Republican Primary on August 5th include:
Zach Wamp of Hamilton County
William Haslam of Knox County
Joe Kirkpatrick of Wilson County
Ronald Ramsey of Sullivan County
Basil Marceaux, Sr. of Chattanooga
Candidate for Governor in the August 5th Tennessee Democratic Primary:
Mike McWherter of Madison County
Independent Candidates for Governor in the November 2nd Tennessee General Election
Brandon Dodds of Dyer County
Samuel Duck of Blount County
Carl Whitaker of Sevier County
Boyce McCall of Knox County
Toni Hall of Davidson County
June Griffin of Rhea County
Donald McFolin of Davidson County
James Reesor of Davidson County
Bayron Binkley of Williamson County
Floyd Knois of Marshall County
Thomas Smith, II of Hamilton County
David Gatchell of Williamson County
Howard Switzer of Perry County