While the August county general election is less than two months away, the Nov. 6 municipal election will be lurking next, as Johnson City voters will fill two commission seats and three — or possibly four — school board seats.
A Washington County commissioner said Thursday that he plans to resign from his elected position so he can become eligible to run for a seat on the county’s Board of Education in the Aug. 2 election.
State election officials are investigating whether a candidate who’s already submitted his petition to run for a seat on the Washington County Board of Education is eligible to be on the ballot.
Lisa White, an independent candidate for Unicoi County Commission, has unofficially withdrawn her candidacy.
Running as a business-minded outsider, it’s not surprising gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee thinks the government is least suited to take on Tennessee’s most pressing issues.
Officials have said no voting data was affected, but the site was down for an hour before technicians fixed the “denial of service” problem.
With the midterm congressional primaries about to go into full swing, the Department of Homeland Security has completed security reviews of election systems in only about half the states that have requested them so far.
It’s no secret who Kent Harris, winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary for the Washington County Commission’s 2nd District, supported for mayor during the 2018 Republican primary for Washington County mayor.
Former Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris is among GOP winners who will face no challengers in August. Other Republicans who will have clear sailing in the general election include incumbent Commissioners Greg Matherly, Robbie Tester and Gary McAllister.
Republican primary voters on Tuesday brought Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch’s three-term tenure in the mayor’s office to an end, returned Sheriff Mike Hensley to office and ousted three incumbent members of the County Commission.
Washington County voters chose Grandy, a two-term Washington County commissioner and chairman of the Budget Committee, over former Washington County Commissioner Mark Ferguson and current Johnson City Mayor David Tomita in an ugly and highly contested race.
Campaigners crowding beyond the boundaries at the Fairmont Elementary School stood beyond a thicket of campaign signs Tuesday evening. Some had been there for a few hours, others had spent most of the day with a sign in hand as voters trickled into the polling location.
Washington County Primary
Because no other candidate will appear on the Aug. 2 general election ballot, the winner of the Republican primary will take over from incumbent Ginger Jilton, who is retiring in August after serving 20 years as register of deeds.
Washington County, meet your new trustee (probably).