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Tennessee Voter Guide – 2022 Primary Races

How To Vote For, Not Against, Your Values

Ratings: Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete, including our Tennessee Taxpayers Protection Pledge.

Our highest ratings go to candidates who will defend freedom, stand for free enterprise, or have a conservative and/or biblical worldview based on their ability to stand firm against efforts to increase taxes, size of government, weaken law and order, and crush individual freedom. Here is our rating system:

  • ***** The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement.
  • **** Very good.
  • *** Acceptable.
  • ** Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning.
  • * Terrible. Do Not Vote. All your other votes will count.

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DAVIDSON COUNTY RATINGS

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, Governor of Tennessee; Primary Election

Bill Lee, Republican (Incumbent) **** (Endorsed)

Camita Atwater, Democrat *

Jason Martin, Democrat *

JB Smiley Jr., Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, U.S. House, District 5; Primary

Geni Batchelor, Republican ***

Jeff Beierlein, Republican ****

Natisha Brooks, Republican ***

Beth Harwell, Republican ****

Timothy Bruce Lee, Republican ***

Andy Ogles, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Stewart T. Parks, Republican ****

Kurt Winstead, Republican ****

Tres Wittum, Republican ***

Heidi Campbell, Democrat (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, U.S. House, District 6; Primary

Randal Cooper, Democrat *

Clay Faircloth, Democrat **

John Rose, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, U.S. House, District 7; Primary

Mark E. Green, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Odessa Kelly, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Senate, District 17; Democratic Primary

Mark Pody, Republican (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Senate, District 19; Primary

Barry Barlow, Democrat **

Jerry Maynard, Democrat *

Charlane Oliver, Democrat *

Rossi Turner, Democrat *

Ludye N. Wallace, Democrat *

Pime Hernandez, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Senate, District 21; Democratic Primary

Jeff Yarbro, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 50; Democratic Primary

Bo Mitchell, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 51; Democratic Primary

Bill Beck, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 52; Democratic Primary

Justin Jones, Democratic *

Delishia Porterfield, Democratic **

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 53; Primary

Dia Hart, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Jason L. Powell, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 54; Primary

Vincent Dixie, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 55; Primary

John Ray Clemmons, Democrat (No Competition)
 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 56; Primary

Bob Freeman, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 58; Democratic Primary

Harold M. Love, Jr., Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 59; Primary

Michelle Foreman, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Wyatt Rampy, Republican ****

Caleb Hemmer, Democrat (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, TN House, District 60; Primary

Christopher Huff, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Darren Jernigan, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Executive Committeeman, District 17; Primary

Jerry Beavers, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Aubrey T. Givens, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Executive Committeewoman, District 17; Primary

Helene Singer Cash, Republican ***

Terri Nicholson, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Mary Alice Carfi, Democrat (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Executive Committeewoman, District 19; Primary

No Candidate Qualified

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Executive Committeeman, District 20; Primary

Ron Mcdow, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Kris Murphy, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Executive Committeewoman, District 20; Primary

Lulu Rogers Elam, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Karen Moore, Republican ****

Lee Jones, Democrat (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Executive Committeeman, District 21; Republican Primary

Larry “Chuck” Grimes, Republican **** (Endorsed)

John D. Richardson, Republican ***

Mikey Pastrana, Democrat **

John Summers, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, State Executive Committeewoman, District 21; Primary

Beverly B. Knight, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Jolie Grace Wareham, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, Oak Hill City Commissioner

Michael Bono ***

Dale Grimes *

Joy O’Dell **

Scott Price **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 2, General Election

Edward Arnold, Independent ***

Rachel Anne Elrod, Democrat *

Todd Pembroke, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 4, General Election

Berthena Nabaa-McKinney, Democrat **

Kelli Phillips, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 6, General Election

Fran Bush, Independent **** (Endorsed)

Cheryle D. Mayes, Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 8, General Election

Erin O’Hara Block, Democrat *

Amy Pate, Independent **** (Endorsed)

 

Charter Amendment No. 1 – Vote No

JUDICIAL RATINGS

 

Judges sitting on the courts may be incompetent, corrupt or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.

 

There are two types of judges: judicial activists and strict constructionists. A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values.

 

Judicial activists overturn voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have a different belief system, twist the law to rationalize their decisions, and impose their own moral codes, political beliefs, and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.

 

Strict constructionists impartially arrive at a fair judgment based on law.

 

Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.

HOW WE COME UP WITH A FINAL RATING

We come up with a final rating by taking the average of the candidate’s Judicial Index and Qualifications. For example, if the candidate had a Judicial Index of 8 and Qualifications of 6, their overall rating would be 7.

Rating

Judges are rated on a scale of 1-5 — 5 being best.

5 Stars – The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement
4 Stars – Very good
3 Stars – Acceptable
2 Stars – Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning
1 Star – Terrible. Do Not Vote, Unless We Say Endorsed. All Other Votes Will Count

 

 

Tennessee; Davidson County, General Sessions Judge, Division IX, Primary Election

Brian A. Horowitz, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Lynda F. Jones, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Supreme Court, Judicial Retention, At Large, General Election

Sarah K. Campbell ***** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Supreme Court, Judicial Retention, At Large, General Election

Holly Kirby **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Supreme Court, Judicial Retention, At Large, General Election

Sharon Gail Lee ** (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

Tennessee; Supreme Court, Judicial Retention, At Large, General Election

Roger A. Page **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Tennessee Supreme Court, Judicial Retention, At Large, General Election

Jeffrey S. Bivins *** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Middle Division, General Election

Jill Bartee Ayers **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Eastern Division, General Election

James C. Witt, Jr. **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Middle Division, General Election

Timothy L. Easter **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Middle Division, General Election

Robert L. Holloway *** (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Middle Division, General Election

Robert W. Wedemeyer ** (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

John W. Campbell, Sr. **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

John Everett Williams **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

J. Ross Dyer **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

Camille McMullen ** (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Eastern Division, General Election

Kristi Davis ***** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Eastern Division, General Election

Thomas R. “Skip” Frierson *** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Eastern Division, General Election

John W. McClarty * (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Eastern Division, General Election

Robert H. Montgomery, Jr. **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Eastern Division, General Election

Mike Swiney **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Middle Division, General Election

Andy Bennett ** (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Middle Division, General Election

Frank Clement * (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Middle Division, General Election

Neal McBrayer **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

Kenny W. Armstrong *** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

Arnold B. Goldin *** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

Carma Dennis McGee **** (Recommend a Retain Vote)

 

Tennessee; Court of Appeals, Judicial Retention, Western Division, General Election

Steve Stafford * (Recommend Vote to Replace)

 

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