Early voting begins Friday
Early voting for the August General Election begins Friday, July 18, and will run through Aug. 2 at the Hamblen County Election Office at the Hamblen County Courthouse at 511 West Second North Street.
Election Day will be Aug. 7.
Early voting hours at the election office will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The August primary, which feeds the November general election and the August general election, which comes from the May primary, will be held on the same day.
In the August general election, Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain will be challenged by Democrat Nigel M. Reid II; in the race for the District 9 County Commission seat, GOP nominee Johnny Walker has been challenged by write-in candidate Lea Fawbush and District 10 County Commissioner Herbert Harville has been challenged by Independent candidate Bobby Reinhardt.
Even though his name will appear on the ballot, Michael “Butch” Jarnagin withdrew his bid to challenge District 13 County Commissioner Stancil Ford due to health issues.
Republican Dan Armstrong will be challenged by Democrat Cecil Mills for District Attorney.
In state elections, Gov. Bill Haslam has been challenged by Mark Coonrippy Brown, Basil Marceaux Sr. and Donald Ray McFolin.
In the U.S. Senate race Lamar Alexander has been challenged by Joe Carr, Christian Agnew, George Shea Flinn, John D. King, Brenda S. Lenard and Erin Kent Magee.
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe has been challenged by Daniel Hartley and John Paul Rader.
-By Aletheia Davidson, Tribune Staff Writer