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Your complete directory of Tennessee candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Al Gore for US Senate - 1984

Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline: April 7, 2016
Primary: August 4, 2016

This page was last updated on July 12, 2016


[ Bill Haslam (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Diane Black (R) - Congresswoman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Nurse & Businesswoman

Mark "Coonrippy" Brown (R) - Entertainer, Ex-Animal Control Officer, Ex-Factory Worker & '14 Candidate

Bob Corker (R) - US Senator & Ex-Chattanooga Mayor
Mark Green (R) - State Sen., Surgeon, Medical Staffing Company CEO & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Beth Harwell (R) - State House Speaker, Ex-State GOP Chair & College Professor
Bill Hagerty (R) - Ex-State Economic Development Commissioner & Investment Banker
Mark Norris (R) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-Shelby County Commissioner & Attorney
John Schroer (R) - State Transportation Commissioner, Ex-Franklin Mayor & Real Estate Developer
Andy Berke (D) - Chattanooga Mayor, Ex-State Sen. & Attorney
Karl Dean (D) - Ex-Nashville Mayor, Ex-Nashville Law Director & Ex-Nashville Public Defender
Bill Freeman (D) - Real Estate Investor, Ex-Nashville Urban Development Dir. & '15 Nashville Mayor Candidate

Next Gubernatorial Election in 2018.

Buford Ellington


State House

State Senate


Lamar Alexander (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.

Fred Thompson - 1994

Bob Corker (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.
Ronnie Holden (R) - '14 US Rep. Candidate
Larry Crim (D) - Psychologist, Businessman & Frequent Candidate

Karl Dean (D) - Ex-Nashville Mayor, Ex-Nashville Law Director & Ex-Nashville Public Defender


District 1:
Phil Roe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Clint Tribble (R) - Real Estate Investor & Professional Poker Player
Alan Bohms (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive, Retired Business Manager & Volunteer Firefighter
Robert Franklin (Independent) - '14 Candidate

District 2:
John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R)*
Stuart Starr (D) - Photographer, Ex-Businessman & '14 Lenoir City Council Candidate

District 3:
Chuck Fleischmann (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Allan Levene (R) - Businessman, Georgia Resident & '14 Candidate
Geoffrey Smith (R) - Tea Party Activist
Michael Friedman (D) - College Professor & Public Relations Consultant
George Ryan Love (D) - Retail Store Worker
Melody Shekari (D) - Chattanooga Mayoral Policy Fellow & Community Activist
Topher Kersting (Independent) - Blogger & Business Condultant
Cassandra Mitchell (Independent) - '14 Candidate
Rick Tyler (Independent) - White Supremacist & '14 US Sen. Candidate

Don Sundquist

District 4:
Scott DesJarlais (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Yomi "Fapas" Faparusi (R) - Physician, Attorney, Researcher & '14 Candidate
Erran Persley (R) - Ex-US Commerce Dept. Official & '06 Candidate
Grant Starrett (R) - Attorney & Ex-Romney Campaign Official
Steven Reynolds (D) - Businessman & Ex-Limestone Mineworker

District 5:
Jim Cooper (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jody Ball (R) - Businessman & '15 Nashville Metro Council Candidate
John "Big John" Smith IV (R) - Police Officer & Frequent Candidate
Stacy Ries Snyder (R) - Bakery Owner & Tea Party Activist

District 6:
Diane Black (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Carr (R) - Ex-State Rep., Farmer, Businessman & '14 US Sen. Candidate
Tommy Hay (R) - Retired Army NCO, Vietnam War Veteran & '10 Candidate
Don Strong (R) - Respiratory Therapist, Army Veteran & '06/'08 Candidate
David Kent (D)
Flo Matheson (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Teacher, Ex-Probation Officer & '12 State Rep. Nominee
David Ross (Libertarian) - Media Management Coordinator

Bill Boner

District 7:
Marsha Blackburn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tharon Chandler (D) - Farmer & '02 Candidate
Lenny Ladner (Libertarian) - Truck Driver, Gun Rights Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
[ Stephen Fincher (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Ken Atkins (R) - Corrections Officer
Hunter Baker (R) - College Professor
Dave Bault (R) - Termite Exterminator Company Sales Manager
George Flinn (R) - Ex-Shelby County Commissioner, Physician, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Brad Greer (R) - Political Consultant & Community Activist
Raymond Honeycutt (R) - Businessman & Navy Veteran
George Howell (R) - Minister
Brian Kelsey (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
David Kustoff (R) - Ex-US Attorney, Ex-Shelby County GOP Chair & '02 Candidate
Tom Leatherwood (R) - Shelby County Register, Ex-State Sen., Ex-Teacher & '08 Candidate
Mark Luttrell (R) - Shelby County Mayor, Ex-Shelby County Sheriff & Ex-Prison Warden
David Maldonado (R) - Businessman & Ex-Congressional Aide
David Wharton (R)
Gregory Frye (D) - Business Consultant
Rickey Hobson (D) - Airline Employee & '14 Candidate
Erika Stotts Pearson (D)
Shelia Godwin (Independent) - '14 County Commission Candidate
James Hart (Independent) - Realtor, Eugenics Advocate & Frequent Candidate
Adrian Montague (Independent) - Army Veteran
Mark Rawles (Independent) - Sales Manager, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Karen Free Spirit Talley-Lane (Independent)

District 9:
Steve Cohen (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Crim (D) - Psychologist, Businessman & '12/'14 US Sen. Candidate
Justin Ford (D) - Shelby County Commissioner, Funeral Director & '15 City Court Clerk Candidate
M. LaTroy Williams (D) - Frequent Candidate
Floyd Wayne Alberson (R) - '14 Candidate
Paul Cook (Independent) - Computer Technologist, USMC Veteran & '14 Candidate
Nicholas Mantanona (Write-In)

Reagan - Bush - Ashe - Davis


Constitution Party of Tennessee
Tennessee Democratic Party
Green Party of Tennessee
Libertarian Party of Tennessee
Tennessee Republican Party
Socialist Party of Tennessee

Robert Fulton


Secretary of State's Office

Tennessee Registry of Election Finance


Jake Butcher - 1978

Bradley County News Weekly
Chattanooga Times-Free Press
Cleveland Daily Banner
Elizabethton Star
Franklin Review-Appeal
Knoxville Journal
Knoxville News-Sentinel
- (Politics Section)
Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News
McMinnville Southern Standard
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Flyer (Alternative)
- (Politics Section)
Morristown Citizen Tribune
Murfreesboro Daily News Journal
Nashville City Paper (Alternative)
Nashville Digest
Nashville Scene (Alternative)
Nashville Tennessean
The Oak Ridger
Rhea County Herald-News
Rutherford Courier
Sevierville/Gatlinburg Mountain Press
Shelbyville Times-Gazette
Sparta Expositor

Phil Bredesen

WDEF TV-12 (CBS - Chattanooga)
WTVC TV-9 (ABC - Chattanooga)
WBBJ TV-7 (ABC - Jackson)
WJHL TV-11 (CBS - Johnson City)
WATE TV-6 (ABC - Knoxville)
WBIR TV-10 (NBC - Knoxville)
WTNZ TV-43 (FOX - Knoxville)
WVLT TV-8 (CBS - Knoxville)
WMC TV-5 (NBC - Memphis)
WPTY TV-24 (ABC - Memphis)
WREG TV-3 (CBS - Memphis)
WKRN TV-2 (ABC - Nashville)
WSMV TV-4 (NBC - Nashville)
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