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.