Three Contested Races In August County Election
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The qualifying deadline for the August County General Election was at Noon today.

Seats up for election include Cannon County Board of Education Districts 1, 3 and 4. Only one person turned in petitions in both Districts 3 and 4.

Current Board Chairman Randy Gannon is seeking reelection in District 4.

Bruce Daniel is running for the District 3 seat. He will replace Cathy Hyatt, who decided not to seek reelection. 

Incumbent Shannon Davenport will face challenger Nathan Sanders for the District 1 seat.

Three candidates are running for Property Assessor. Donald Preston, the incumbent, will face off against Keith Morris and John Basinger.

Two candidates are seeking to fill the remainder of the term of the late District 4 commissioner Joe Wimberly.

Tony Neal was appointed by the County Commission to fill Wimberly’s seat following his death. By law an election must take place at the next County General Election if one is held prior to when the term expires.

Neal is being opposed by Rebekah Parton, who previously served as a District 4 Commissioner before she decided to not seek reelection in 2010 to run for County Executive. 

The winner of the District 4 Commission race will serve until the 2014 County General Election.

The three seats on the Cannon County Highway Commission are also up for election this year. Incumbents Doyle Duke, James Hancock and Jerry Pelham are the only candidates running.

The County General Election will be held on August 2. Also that day a State Primary will be held for the Tennessee House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. Senate seat, the one currently held by Bob Corker. The State Election Office is expected to announce the qualifiers for those races later today or Monday.


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