Note: This story was last updated at 4:17 p.m. Sept. 16.
Five candidates are competing for three seats on Oak Ridge City Council in the Nov. 6 election, while three candidates could battle for two seats on the Oak Ridge Board of Education.
The three Council candidates include the three incumbents, L.C. “Charlie” Hensley, Charles J. “Chuck” Hope Jr., and Ellen D. Smith. Hensley and Smith were elected in June 2007, and Hope was appointed last summer after former Council member Tom Hayes resigned.
It also includes two challengers, Trina Baughn and Kelly Callison.
Baughn was seeking her first political office when she ran against Hope in a special Aug. 2 election, but she lost in that race for a three-month term. The winner of the election this November will serve a regular four-year term.
Callison is an Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commissioner who could also be on the City Council ballot. Like Hope, he sought to be appointed to Council after Hayes resigned.
The three candidates running for Oak Ridge Board of Education are incumbents Angi Agle and Keys Fillauer and former City Council member Leonard Abbatiello. Fillauer is the school board chairman, and Agle is the treasurer.
Thursday at noon was the deadline to qualify for city council, school board, and municipal judge elections in Oak Ridge, Lake City, and Norris.
Candidates have until noon on Thursday, Aug. 23, to withdraw.
Oak Ridge City Judge Robert A. McNees III is running unopposed for city judge.
There will also be a special election for Anderson County Commission District 3. Commissioner Johnny Alley is giving up his seat at the end of the month to become Anderson County property assessor, a seat he won in the Aug. 2 election.
Anderson County Election Commission Administrator Mark Stephens said there could also be a referendum to allow retail package stores to sell alcohol in Oliver Springs, as well as one to move Clinton municipal elections to coincide with state and federal elections in November of even-numbered years.
In Lake City, there could be six candidates competing for two City Council seats. The candidates who qualified are Pamela L. Brown, Sabrina Gilliam, incumbent Bill Holt, Andrew Howard, Charlie S. Smith, and J. Shain Vowell.
Four candidates have qualified to run for five seats on Norris City Council. They are Jack Black, Bill Grieve Jr., Chris Mitchell, and Loretta A. Painter. Mitchell and Black are incumbents, according to WYSH Radio in Clinton, and Mitchell is now Norris mayor.
Stephens said there could be a write-in candidate in that at-large election.
Early voting starts Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 1. The state and federal elections will also be on the ballot.
See previous story on the candidates here.