The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host a forum in Clinton this month for candidates in the Anderson County primary election in May.
The candidate forum will be moderated byÂ Gene Patterson, community relations lead for Consolidated Nuclear Security, which manages and operates the Y-12 National Security Complex.
The candidate forum will be hosted byÂ the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Government/Community Relations Committee. It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.Â Tuesday, March 27, at The Ritz Theater at 119 North Main Street in downtown Clinton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the concession stand will be open, a press release said.
All registered candidates for the May primary election have been invited to attend the event, the press release said. Candidates will be given a short amount of time to state their positions, and only candidates in the primary elections will be asked questions, the release said.
The forum is open to the public, and residents are highly encouraged to attend, the press release said.
Here are the candidates in the May 1 primary election:
Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk
- William T. Jonesâ€”Republican
- Rex Lynchâ€”Republican
Anderson County Clerk
- Leesa Arowoodâ€”Republican
- Jeff Coleâ€”Republican
Anderson County Mayor
- Steve Emertâ€”Republican
- Terry Frankâ€”Republican
Anderson County Register of Deeds
- Michael Yarnell Fosterâ€”Republican
- Tim Sheltonâ€”Republican
Anderson County Road Superintendent
- Gary Longâ€”Republican
Anderson County Sheriff
- Russell Barkerâ€”Republican
- Mark Lucasâ€”Democrat
- Lewis Ridenourâ€”Republican
- Mark “Hollywood” Whaleyâ€”Republican
Anderson County Trustee
- Scott Burtonâ€”Republican
- Ebony Capshawâ€”Democrat
- Regina Copelandâ€”Republican
- Scott Gillenwatersâ€”Republican
Early voting for the May 1 election starts April 11 and ends April 26.
The county general election is August 2, and there will be additional elections in November, including the Oak Ridge municipal election and state and federal elections.
See the Anderson County Election Commission website for more information.
More information will be added as itÂ becomes available.
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