August 4, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
John Rose of Cookeville won the Republican nomination Thursday to succeed Diane Black as U.S. Representative in the 6th Congressional District.
Rose owns a farm in the Temperance Hall community of DeKalb County.
District-wide, Rose won with 43,788 votes. He defeated four other candidates including Bob Corlew, who had 33,088 votes, Judd Matheny with 16,753 votes, Lavern “Uturn Lavern” Vivio with 9,506 votes, and Christopher Brian Monday with 3,021 votes.
In DeKalb County, Rose won with 1,167 votes followed by Corlew with 796 votes, Matheny 406, Vivio 149, and Monday with 68.
Rose will face the Democratic nominee Dr. Dawn Barlow of Rickman in the November Tennessee General Election.
Dr. Barlow won with 16,875 votes followed by Merrilee Wineinger with 6,828, Christopher Martin Finley 4,662, and Peter Heffernan with 2,590.
In DeKalb County, Barlow received 409 votes followed by Wineinger with 238, Finley 188, and Heffernan with 79.