Former Tennessee Rep. Jim Hackworth has qualified to run in the May 6 Democratic primary for Anderson County mayor. He could take on the winner of the Republican primary—either the incumbent, Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, or her challenger, Commissioner Zach Bates—in the Aug. 7 county general election.
Hackworth is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
The deadline to qualify as a candidate in the May 6 primaries was noon Thursday. There were four last-minute qualifiers, including Hackworth. Here are the others:
- Nichole “Nicki” Cantrell joined Mike Farley and Phil Harber in the Republican primary for chancellor.
- Local attorney Roger Miller qualified to seek the Republican nomination for General Sessions Judge in Division 2 in Oak Ridge, and he will face incumbent Democrat Ron Murch later this year. Murch is also unopposed in his party’s primary.
- The race that has drawn the most interest so far is that for Juvenile Court judge. There are now six candidates. Victoria Bowling became the third Democrat to qualify, joining Michael Clement and David Dunkirk. The Republican candidates are Vickie Bannach, Lauren Biloski, and Brian Hunt.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
Information from WYSH Radio