Weaver, Beavers, and Pody to be Challenged for Re-election

April 3, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Mae Beavers
Clark Boyd
Terri Lynn Weaver
Sarah Marie Smith
Mark Pody
Candace Reed

All three of DeKalb County's representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly will face a challenge for re-election this year.

Clark Boyd of Lebanon will try to unseat State Senator Mae Beavers of Mount Juliet in the August 7th Tennessee Republican Primary in the 17th District. The winner will be unopposed in November.

State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver of Lancaster will be unopposed in the August Tennessee Republican Primary in the 40th District but she will face Sarah Marie Smith of Carthage in the November Tennessee General Election. Smith is unopposed in the August Tennessee Democratic Primary.

Smith challenged Representative Weaver in the November General Election two years ago.

Meanwhile, Candace Reed of Lebanon will be looking to defeat Republican State Representative Mark Pody of Lebanon in the November General Election in the 46th District. Neither Reed nor Representative Pody face a primary challenge in August.

Other candidates in the August Tennessee Primaries:

Republican State Executive Committeeman-District 17: Albert McCall of Lebanon and Dwayne Craighead of Celina.

Republican State Executive Committeewoman-District 17: Jennifer Winfree of DeKalb County, Yvonne G. Hunter of Wilson County, and Pat Fields of Wilson County.

Democratic State Executive Committee Woman-District 17: Rachel Givens of Wilson County

Democratic State Executive Committee Man-District 17: Aubrey Givens of Wilson County and Bob Black

U.S. House of Representatives (6th District):
Republicans: Diane Black of Gallatin and Jerry Lowery of Sparta

Democrat: Amos Scott Powers of Doyle

Independent: Mike Winton of Manchester

The following is a list of individuals who turned in their qualifying petitions to the state by the April 3, 2014 noon deadline for the offices of Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives. Election officials are processing the petitions on the state level to determine whether the petitions have the required number of valid signatures and whether other qualifying criteria have been met.

Governor:
Republicans: Bill Haslam of Knoxville, Donald Ray McFolin of Nashville, Mark Coonrippy Brown of Gallatin, and Basil Marceaux, Sr. of Soddy Daisy.

Democrats: Charles V. "Charlie" Brown of Oakdale, Kennedy Spellman Johnson of Murfreesboro, Ron Noonan of Sparta, and William H. "John" McKamey of Piney Flats.

Constitution: Shaun Crowell of Spring Hill

Green: Isa Infante of Knoxville

Independents: J.D. Ellis of Savannah, John Jay Hooker of Nashville, Jondavid Balunek of Hendersonville, and Steven Damon Coburn of Cookeville

Libertarian: Daniel T. Lewis of Nashville

U.S. Senator:
Republicans: Lamar Alexander of Walland, John D. King of Knoxville, Joe Carr of Lascassas, George Shea Flinn of Memphis, Fred R. Anderson of Maryville, Floyd Conover of Gallatin, Erin Kent Magee of Knoxville, Christian Agnew of Mt. Juliet, and Brenda S. Lenard of Sweetwater.

Democrats: Gary Gene Davis of Nashville, Gordon Ball of Knoxville, Larry Crim of Antioch, and Terry Adams of Knoxville.

Independents: Bartholomew J. Phillips of Nashville, C. Salekin of Murfreesboro, Danny Page of Greenbrier, Dea Jones of Memphis, Edmund L. Gauthier of Dover, Eric Schechter of Nashville, Harrison Kelly of Bartlett, Joe B. Wilmoth of Baxter, Joshua James of Murfreesboro, and Rick Tyler of Ocoee.

Tea: Tom Emerson, Jr. of Atoka

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