DeKalb County Democratic Primary Next Tuesday

The DeKalb County Democratic Primary is set for Tuesday, May 2.
The polls at all sixteen precincts in the county will be open that day from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE election return coverage from the courthouse starting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night.
Candidates who are seeking office in the primary Tuesday are as follows:
County Clerk: Incumbent Mike Clayborn and Glynn Merriman
County Mayor/Executive: Incumbent Mike Foster and Angela Puckett
Sheriff: Incumbent Lloyd Emmons, Myron Rhody, Randall Stanley, and David C. Redmon
Circuit Court Clerk: Incumbent Katherine Pack
Register of Deeds: Incumbent Jeff McMillen
General Sessions/Juvenile Court Judge: Incumbent Bratten Cook II
Trustee: Anthony (Doc) Green
Road Supervisor: No Democratic Candidate
The following are the democratic candidates for the county commission. Two can be nominated from each district:
County Commission: First District- Charles Griffith and Elmer Ellis, Jr.
County Commission: Second District- Shane Cook, William Reynolds, and Jack Barton
County Commission: Third District- Incumbent Jerry Scott and Incumbent Roy D. Merriman
County Commission: Fourth District- Incumbent Wayne Cantrell, Incumbent Jesse D. Baker, and Chris Smithson
County Commission: Fifth District- Incumbent Jerry Taylor, Incumbent John D. Green, Jeffery Barrett, and Bobby Taylor
County Commission: Sixth District- Incumbent Marshall Ferrell, Incumbent Jeff Barnes; Melvin Young, and Danny McGinnis
County Commission: Seventh District- Incumbent Larry Summers, Incumbent Jimmy W. Poss, and Willie E. Thomas
Democratic nominees will face Republican challengers in the August General Election.
Republicans nominated by the local party include: Incumbent Road Supervisor Kenny Edge, Sean Driver for Trustee, Patrick Ray for Sheriff; Incumbent Second District County Commissioner Bobby Joines; Mason Carter for First District County Commissioner; and Randy Caplinger for Third District County Commissioner
Candidates seeking their party’s nomination for offices in the seven county 13th Judicial District, which includes DeKalb County, are as follows:
District Attorney General: Incumbent William E. (Bill) Gibson of Cookeville (Democrat)
District Public Defender: Incumbent David N. Brady of Cookeville (Democrat) and Samuel (Sam) Harris of Cookeville (Republican)
Chancellor: Ronald Thurman of Cookeville (Democrat) and Jerry Burgess of Cookeville (Republican).
Criminal Court Judge, Part I: Incumbent Leon Burns, Jr. of Cookeville (Democrat)
Criminal Court Judge, Part II: Incumbent Lillie Ann Sells of Cookeville (Democrat), Edwin G. Sadler of Cookeville (Democrat), and David A. Patterson of Cookeville (Independent)
Circuit Court Judge, Part I: Incumbent John A. Turnbull of Livingston (Democrat)
Circuit Court Judge, Part II: Incumbent John Maddux of Cookeville (Democrat)
Democratic nominees from the May Primary will face Republican challengers and Independents in the August General Election.

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