Knox County

Tennessee Election Information – Primary Races

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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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 Constitutional Amendment 1Makes it illegal for workplaces to require mandatory labor union membership for employees as a condition for employmentYES
Constitutional Amendment 2Provides process and line of succession for acting governorYES
Constitutional Amendment 3Repeals language allowing slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishmentsYES
Constitutional Amendment 4Removes section of Tennessee Constitution that disqualifies religious ministers from being elected to the state legislatureYES
Tennessee; Knox County, Governor of Tennessee; General Election

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

Jason Martin, Democrat *

Constance M. Every, Independent (Not Rated)

John Gentry, Independent (Not Rated)

Basil Marceaux, Independent (Not Rated)

Charles Van Morgan, Independent (Not Rated)

Alfred O’Neil, Independent (Not Rated)

Deborah Rouse, Independent (Not Rated)

Michael E. Scantland, Independent(Not Rated)

Rick Tyler, Independent(Not Rated)


Tennessee; Knox County, US House, District 2, General Election

Tim Burchett, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Mark Harmon, Democrat **


Tennessee; Knox County, TN House, District 14, General Election

Jason Zachary, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Amanda Collins, Democrat *


Tennessee; Knox County, TN House, District 15, General Election

Pete Drew, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Sam McKenzie, Democrat **


Tennessee; Knox County, TN House, District 16, General Election

Michele Carringer, Republican (No Competition)


Tennessee; Knox County, TN House, District 18; General Election

Elaine Davis, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Gregory B. Kaplan (Not Rated)


Tennessee; Knox County, TN House, District 19; General Election

Dave Wright, Republican ****

Zeke Streetman, Democrat **

Mary Ann Rochat, Independent ***** (Endorsed)


Tennessee; Knox County, TN House, District 89; General Election

Justin Lafferty, Republican **** (Endorsed)

M.D. Dotson, Democrat **


Tennessee; Knox County, TN House, District 90; General Election

David “Pozy” Poczobut, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Gloria Johnson, Democrat **


Tennessee; Knox County, State Senate, District 5; General Election

Randy McNally, Republican **** (Endorsed)


Tennessee; Knox County, State Senate, District 7; General Election

Richard M. Briggs, Republican ***

Bryan Langan, Democrat (Not Rated)

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