(UPDATED) November Ballot to Feature Contested Races for State Offices

April 3, 2024
By: Dwayne Page

While State Representative Michael Hale (R) of DeKalb County and State Senator Janice Bowling (R) of Tullahoma will be unopposed in their State GOP primary races August 1 they will have opposition in the November 5th General Election.

Daniel T. Hawthorne of Dixon Springs has qualified to seek the Democratic nomination unopposed for State Representative in District 40 August 1.  With no independent candidates in the race, the November 5th state general election will be between Hale and Hawthorne. The term is for two years.

State Senator Bowling in District 16 will have two opponents this fall. Wayne Steele of Fayetteville has qualified to seek the Democratic nomination unopposed August 1 and Scott Bean, as an independent candidate, will join Bowling and Steele on the November 5th state general election ballot for the office. The term is for four years.

In the State Primaries on August 1, nominees in both the Republican and Democratic Parties will be selected for the offices of US Senate, US House of Representatives (6th District), Tennessee House of Representatives (40th District), and Tennessee Senate (16th District).

Meanwhile Congressman John Rose of Cookeville in District 6 will be unopposed in the GOP primary August 1.

In the Democratic Primary for the US House of Representatives (District 6) the candidates are Lore Bergman of Hendersonville,  Clay Faircloth of Nashville, and Cyril Focht of Cookeville. There are no independent candidates. The term is two years.

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood will have one challenger in the State GOP Primary August 1, Tres Wittum of Nashville.

In the Democratic Primary, candidates for the US Senate are Gloria Johnson of Knoxville, Marquita Bradshaw of Memphis, Civil Miller-Watkins of Rossville, Lola Denise Brown of Nashville and Kevin Lee McCants of Murfreesboro. Three Independent candidates for the US Senate have qualified for the November 5th ballot including Tharon Chandler of Lawrenceburg, Pamela Jeanine “P” Moses of Memphis, and Hastina Robinson of Memphis. The term is six years.

For Democratic state executive committeewoman, Rupa Blackwell is seeking to fill an unexpired term in district 16.

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