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August Election Shaping Up With Lots of Interest

The State and County General Elections, as well as the Pegram City election will be held on August 2nd, 2012.

In Pegram the election will be for (1) Mayor and two (2) Alderman seats with all being elected to four (4) year terms. Current Mayor Eugene Evans is running for a full term as Mayor. If he loses that bid, he will fill out the remainder of his original term as alderman, which runs through August of 2014. If Evans wins his bid for Mayor, someone will be appointed to fill his alderman term through 2014. The seats of Bob Sanders, (who was appointed to fill the term of Carol Crook which expires in August 2012), and Rick Roark will be on the ballot. Petitions have been picked up by 4 people for those 2 seats:

William Herbert, Bob Sanders and George W. Hardin have all filed their petitions. Gary T. Brown, picked up a petition on 1/6/2012, but had not filed as of Wednesday of this week.

Two have filed to run for the Mayor’s seat in Pegram. Eugene Evans and former Mayor Charles Morehead have both turned in their petitions.

Another race that’s attracted potential candidates is the 6th District School Board race. Current Board Member Tammie Lavender has turned in her petition to run for another term. Former Board Member Larry Turner has as well, along with Brian Chase. Bo Bradshaw and Deborah Buma have picked up petitions, but they have not yet filed.

There are now 4 names in the hat for County Roads Superintendent. Candidates not only must file, they have to be “certified” by the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board as well. The following candidates have been certified: current Superintendent Jerry Carney; Carl Cothern; 6th District Commissioner James Hedgepath and; Kerry McCarver. Carney, Cothern and McCarver have all filed their petitions.

Also picking up petitions so far in the County General Election are:

Betty Gail Balthrop, Property Assessor FILED, and Kirk Low.


The deadline to file petitions in the August election is on

April 5th, 2012 at 12 noon.

The last day to register to vote in the August election is

July 3rd, 2012, and Early Voting will run from July 13th – July 28th,


In the State and County General:


School Board Members, Districts 2, 3, 6 (4 yr term)

County Road Superintendent

Assessor of Property

The following seats will be in a primary for the August election, with the General Election being in November.

US Senate

US House of Representatives, 5th and 7th Congressional Dist.

TN House of Representatives 78th Dist.

Since current Representative Phillip Johnson’s announcement last week that he would not seek re-election, that race has also heated up. Picking up petitions so far are Gary Binkley (R), Jane Crisp (D), Ronnie Davidson (R), 6th District Commissioner John Haines (R), Donald Kemp (R), Mary Littleton (R), Kirk Low (R), Gary Ray (R) and 3rd District Commissioner John-Paul Wood, Jr. (R). Binkley, Crisp, Haines, Littleton, Low and Wood have all filed.

Seats also up for filling during the November election include 3 commission seats on the Kingston Springs City Commission. To run, candidates may begin picking up petitions from May 18th, 2012.

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