So far, there are five potential candidates for Anderson County Juvenile Court judge, four for sheriff, and three for chancellor.
An independent has picked up a petition to run for county mayor, possibly opposing Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, and Tennessee Rep. John Ragan has an opponent in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.
The five candidates for Anderson County Juvenile Court judge are Victoria “Vickie” Bannach, a Clinton Republican; Lauren Biloski, an Oak Ridge Republican; Victoria Bowling, a Heiskell Democrat; J. Michael Clement, a Clinton Democrat; and Brian J. Hunt, a Clinton Republican. They are candidates in the May 6 county primary.
The current juvenile court judge, Brandon Fisher, a Clinton Democrat, is running for Anderson County chancellor in that election. The other two chancellor candidates are Phil Harber, a Clinton Republican, and Robert Warren Wilkinson, an Oak Ridge Republican.
The four candidates for sheriff are Anthony Lay, a Clinton Republican; Randy A. Myers, a Clinton Republican; the current sheriff, Paul N. White, a Clinton Democrat; and Ronald Taylor, a Clinton Independent. Lay, Myers, and White could be on the May 6 primary ballot, and Taylor could be on the Aug. 7 county general election ballot.
Bradley S. Rickett, a Clinton Independent, has picked up a petition to run for Anderson County mayor and could oppose Frank in the Aug. 7 county general election.
Ragan, an Oak Ridge Republican, could be opposed by Caitlin Nolan, also an Oak Ridge Republican, in the Aug. 7 state primary election. So far, Sen. James R. “Randy” McNally, an Oak Ridge Republican, does not have an opponent in that primary.
Anderson County Public Defender Tom Marshall, a Clinton Democrat, could have an opponent in the May 6 county primary. He could be opposed by Kevin C. Angel, an Oak Ridge Republican.
So far, many other candidates do not have opponents in the May 6 county primary. They include Anderson County Criminal and Circuit Court Judge Donald R. Elledge, a Clinton Democrat; District Attorney General Dave Clark, an Oak Ridge Democrat; Don A. Layton, an Oak Ridge Republican and Division 1 General Sessions judge; Ronald N. Murch, an Andersonville Democrat and Division 2 General Sessions judge; Circuit Court Clerk Tyler Mayes, a Clinton Democrat; Trustee Rodney Archer, an Andersonville Democrat; County Clerk Jeff Cole, a Clinton Democrat; Register of Deeds Tim Shelton, a Clinton Democrat; and Road Superintendent Gary Long, a Clinton Republican.
Other candidates for the Aug. 7 county general election are Joshua N. Anderson of Heiskell, who is running for one of two Anderson County Commission seats in District 3; Commissioner Steven R. Emert of Andersonville, who is also running for a seat in District 3; Phillip Warfield of Andersonville, who is also running for a commission seat in District 3; Commissioner Tim Isbel of Lake City, running for re-election in District 4; Commissioner Robert L. McKamey of Clinton, running for re-election in District 5; Commissioner Harry “Whitey” Hitchcock of Oak Ridge, running for re-election in District 6; and Steve Mead of Oak Ridge, also running for re-election in District 6; Commissioner Jerry Creasey of Oak Ridge, running for re-election in District 7; and Oliver Springs City Judge Joseph H. Van Hook.
There is a noon Feb. 20 qualifying deadline for candidates for offices on the May primary ballot, and a noon Feb. 27 withdrawal deadline. The qualifying deadline for the Aug. 7 ballot is noon April 3, and the withdrawal deadline is noon April 10.
See the Anderson County Election Commission website for more information.