The presidential primary and county primaries are March 1 in Tennessee. While there are expected to be several choices for president in both of the party’s primariesâ€”they’re part of the so-called “SEC primaries”â€”there are no contests in the Anderson County primary, whereÂ Republican John K. Alley Jr. is running unopposed for a second four-year term.
Other Anderson County offices such as mayor, sheriff, and commissioner are on a different cycle, so they won’t be subject to an election until 2018.
The Anderson County Elections Commission said this month that the March 1Â ballots haven’t been finalized yet.
The state primary and county general election is August 4.
The state and federal general election is November 8. That election will include candidates for Oak Ridge City Council and Oak Ridge Board of Education.
Oak Ridge City Council member Trina Baughn, Charlie Hensley, and Chuck Hope all have four-year terms ending in November. So do Oak Ridge Board of Education members Angi Agle and Keys Fillauer.
The incumbents have not yet publicly declared whether they will run again, and so far, no new candidates have emerged.
It’s also not clear yet if U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann, an Ooltewah Republican, will have an opponent if he chooses to run again, or if Tennessee Representative John Ragan, an Oak Ridge Republican, will either. Both Fleischmann and Ragan have had opponents in the past three elections, and each serves a two-year term.
In Roane County,Â Senator Ken Yager’s seat will be up for election in the 12th Senatorial District, which includes Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Pickett, Rhea, Roane, and Scott counties. Yager is a Kingston Republican.
Representative Kent Calfee’s seat will also be up for election. Calfee is a Kingston Republican who represents District 32, which includes parts of Roane and Loudon counties.
More information will be added as itÂ becomes available.
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