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State primaries in shadow of Carter Co. General Election

July 15th, 2014 9:57 pm by John Thompson

State primaries in shadow of Carter Co. General Election

ELIZABETHTON — In addition to the Carter County General Election, there is also a state Republican Primary and Democrat Primary being held on Aug. 7. Voters must choose only one of the primaries to vote in.

In the Republican primary, Gov. Bill Haslam is seeking re-election to a second term. He is being challenged by Mark Coonrippy Brown, Basil Marceaux Sr. and Donald Ray McFolin.

For the U.S. Senate, incumbent Lamar Alexander faces six challengers, Christian Agnew, Joe Carr, George Shea Flinn, John D. King, Brenda S. Lenard and Erin Kent Magee.

Phil Roe is seeking nomination to another term in the United Statse House of Representatives. He is challenged by Daniel J. Hartley and John Paul Rader.

State Sen. Rusty Crowe is unopposed for the Republican nomination for another term and faces no Democratic challenge in November.

There are two Tennessee House Districts in Carter County. In the 3rd District, incumbent Timothy Hill is challenged by Kevin Dwayne Parsons.

There is an open seat in the 4th District, as Kent Williams has decided to leave the seat after eight years to challenge incumbent Leon Humphrey for mayor of Carter County. Williams’ sister, Judy Veeneman, and John Holsclaw Jr., the son of longtime county property assessor John Holsclaw Sr., are contesting the Republican nomination to the seat.

In the Democratic Primary, there are four candidates for governor. They are Charles V. “Charlie” Brown, Kennedy Spellman Johnson, William H. “John” McKamey and Ron Noonan.

There are four candidates for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate seat. They are Terry Adams, Godon Ball, Larry Crim and Gary Gene Davis.

There are no Democrats stepping up for the nomination to the U.S. House of Representatives or for the state Senate seat held by Rusty Crowe.

In the two state house districts, there are no Democrats running for the nomination to the 3rd District, but Rob Martin is seeking the nomination to run in the 4th District.

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