February 7, 2018
Members of the DeKalb County Republican Party will caucus Sunday afternoon, February 11 to formally nominate candidates to run against Democrats and Independents in the August 2nd General Election.
The Mass Convention will be held at the courthouse starting at 2 p.m. and all DeKalb County Republicans are invited.
Although they are not yet officially nominated, most of the candidates are already known as they announced their intentions during a party “Meet and Greet” last month at the courthouse.
Those candidates include Sheriff Patrick Ray and Trustee Sean Driver, who are each seeking their fourth terms, Susan Martin for Circuit Court Clerk, and Reed Edge and Danny Hale who are both in the hunt for the GOP nomination to run for Road Supervisor.
Six persons are seeking the GOP nod to run for the County Commission including the following:
Tom Chandler in the 1st district
Sabrina Farler in the 2nd district
Greg Matthews in the 4th district
Jerry Adcock in the 5th district (incumbent)
Matt Adcock in the 6th district
Bruce Malone in the 7th district
Others still have an opportunity to announce.
The only requirements to participate as a delegate to help nominate candidates are that you are a registered voter in DeKalb County and a Republican.
Democrats will soon get their turn.
The DeKalb County Democratic Party will hold a Mass Meeting for county and state Democratic candidates, Saturday, February 17 to kick off the election year. The event will take place at the DeKalb County High School cafeteria, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Meet the candidates for Governor, US Senator, US Representative, State Senator, State Representative, County Mayor, Circuit Court Clerk, Road Supervisor, Sheriff, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Trustee, County Commission, School Board, City Council.
Mary Mancini, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, will be the keynote speaker.
The event will feature live music by Jake Hoot, coffee, donuts, and conversation.