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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.

Reagan - Bush - Ashe - Davis

Filing Deadline: April 5, 2018
Primary: August 2, 2018
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on July 16, 2018


[ Bill Haslam (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Diane Black (R) - Congresswoman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Retired Nurse
Randy Boyd (R) - Ex-State Economic Development Commissioner & Businessman
Beth Harwell (R) - State House Speaker, Ex-State GOP Chair & College Professor
Bill Lee (R) - Businessman & Rancher
Basil Marceaux (R) - Businessman, Vietnam Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Kay White (R) - Realtor, Ex-Restaurant Owner & Ex-Farmer
Karl Dean (D) - Ex-Nashville Mayor, Ex-Nashville Law Director & Ex-Nashville Public Defender
Craig Fitzhugh (D) - State House Minority Leader, Bank CEO, Attorney & USAF Veteran
Mezianne Payne (D) - Medical Marijuana Legalization Activist
Mark "Coonrippy" Brown (I) - Entertainer, Ex-Animal Control Officer & '14 Candidate
Sherry Clarke (Libertarian) - Ex-Radio Show Host
Justin Cornett (Libertarian) - Loudon County Libertarian Chair & Insurance Agent
Gabriel Fancher (Libertarian) - Real Estate Agent & '16 School Board Candidate
Sean Fleming (Libertarian)
Andrew Helmstetter (Libertarian) - Libertarian Activist
Cory King (Libertarian)
Matt Koch (Libertarian) - Graduate Student
Tommy McAnally (I)
Jessie McDonald (I) - Electronics Engineer, Radio Announcer & Frequent Candidate
Toney Randall Mitchell (I)
Yvonne Neubert (Green) - Marijuana Legalization Activist
Alfred Rapoza (Libertarian)
Chad Riden (I) - Comedian
Robert Sawyers Sr. (I) - '16 St Rep Candidate & '15 Nashville City Council Candidate
Heather Scott (Libertarian) - Attorney & '10 State Rep Candidate
George Smith (I)
Jeremy Stephenson (Libertarian) - Sevier County Libertarian Chair
Tracy Tisdale (Libertarian) - Blount County Libertarian Chair, Artist & Stagehand
Mike Toews (Libertarian) - Chattanooga Regional Libertarian Chair
Rick Tyler (I) - Restaurant Owner, White Supremacist, '16 US Rep Candidate & '14 US Sen Candidate
Vinnie Vineyard (Libertarian) - Musician, Cab Driver, Professional Wrestler & Ghost Hunter
Jaron Weidner (Libertarian) - Memphis Regional Libertarian Chair & Coffee Shop Owner
Patrick Whitlock (I)
Joe Wilmoth (I) - Software Developer, '14 US Sen Candidate & '10 State Sen Candidate
Mark Wright (I) - Business Manager 

Next Gubernatorial Election in 2018.

Buford Ellington


State House

State Senate


[ Bob Corker (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Marsha Blackburn (R) - Congresswoman & Businesswoman
Aaron Pettigrew (R) - Truck Driver
Phil Bredesen (D) - Ex-Governor, Ex-Nashville Mayor & Businessman
Gary Davis (D) - Bakery Worker & Frequent Candidate
John Wolfe (D) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Trudy Austin (I)
John "Jae" Carico (I) - Freelance Journalist & Antifa Activist
Dean Hill (I)
Kevin McCants (I)
Breton Phillips (I) - Inventor
Kris Todd (I) - Retired School District Supervisor/Educator & Volunteer Firefighter
Nicholas Mantanona (Write-In) - '16 Candidate

Al Gore for US Senate - 1984

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


District 1:
Phil Roe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mickie Lou Banyas (R) - Actress & Attorney
James Brooks (R) - Retired Journalist & '14 County Commission Candidate
Todd McKinley (R) - Retired Army Sergeant & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Marty Olsen (D) - Physician
Michael Salyer (Libertarian) - Truck Driver, Libertarian Activist & '12/'14 Candidate

District 2:
[ John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Tim Burchett (R) - Knox County Mayor, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State Rep.
Jason Emert (R) - Young Republicans National Chair & Businessman
Hank Hamblin (R) - Retired Army Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Jimmy Matlock (R) - State Rep., Tire Store Owner & GOP Activist
Ashley Nickloes (R) - National Guard Lt Colonel
Vito Sagliano (R) - Steelworker, Welder & Navy Veteran
C. David Stansberry (R)
Renee Hoyos (D) - Environmental Activist & Ex-Watershed Analyst
Joseph Schenkenfelder (D) - Cashier
Joshua Williams (D) - Psychologist & Hospital Administrator
Greg Samples (Libertarian) - Alternative Medicine Specialist & Frequent Candidate
Jeffrey Grunau (I) - Photo Journalist & Peace Activist
Keith LaTorre (I) - Businessman & Engineer
Marc Whitmire (I) - Businessman & Veteran

District 3:
Chuck Fleischmann (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeremy Massengale (R) - Blue Collar Worker
Harold Shevlin (R) - Businessman
Bill Spurlock (R) - Retired Army Officer, Afghan/Iraq War Veteran & Ex-Police Officer
Danielle Mitchell (D) - Physician
Rick Tyler (I) - Restaurant Owner, White Supremacist, '16 Candidate & '14 US Sen Candidate

Don Sundquist

District 4:
Scott DesJarlais (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jack Maddux (R) - Business Manager, Ex-Police Officer & Navy Veteran
Christopher Hale (D) - Nonprofit Group Executive, Ex-Congressional Aide & Democratic Activist
Mariah Phillips (D) - Teacher, Ex-Coffee Shop Manager & Democratic Activist
Steven Reynolds (D) - Businessman & Ex-Quarry Worker
Mike Shupe (I) - Nurse & Iraq War Veteran

District 5:
Jim Cooper (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jody Ball (R) - Businessman, '16 Candidate & '15 Nashville Metro Council Candidate
Glen Dean (R)

District 6:
[ Diane Black (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Bob Corlew (R) - Retired Chancery Court Judge, Law Professor & Ex-Lions Club Intl President
Judd Matheny (R) - State Rep., Businessman, Ex-Police Officer & National Guard Veteran
Christopher Monday (R) - Graphic Designer
John Rose (R) - Ex-State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-State Univ. Regent & Software Executive
LaVern Vivio (R)
- Broadcaster, Speaker & Pastor
Dawn Barlow (D) - Physician
Christopher Finley (D)
Peter Heffernan (D)
Merrilee Wineinger (D) - Minister & Community Organizer
David Ross (Libertarian) - Media Management Coordinator & '16 Candidate
Lloyd Dunn (I) - Custodian & '16 State Rep Candidate

Bill Boner

District 7:
[ Marsha Blackburn (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2018. ]
Mark Green (R) - State Sen., Surgeon, Medical Staffing Company CEO & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Justin Kanew (D) - Digital Media Producer
Matt Reel (D) - Army Reserve Soldier, Ex-Congressional Aide & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Lenny Ladner (I) - Truck Driver, Gun Rights Activist & Frequent Candidate
Brent Legendre (I)

District 8:
David Kustoff (R)* - (Campaign Site)
George Flinn (R) - Ex-Shelby County Commissioner, Physician, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate 
Colleen Owens (R) - Realtor
John Boatner (D) - University Medical Research Coordinator & Psychotherapist
Erika Stotts Pearson (D) - Consultant, Ex-WNBA Team Asst Gen Mgr, Ex-Teacher & '16 Candidate
James Hart (I) - Realtor, Eugenics Advocate & Frequent Candidate

District 9:
Steve Cohen (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Isaac Richmond (D) - Pastor, Community Activist & '08/'14 Candidate
Kasandra Smith (D) - Police Officer
Charlotte Bergmann (R) - Businesswoman, Trump Campaign Activist & '14 Nominee
Leo AwGoWhat (I) - Frequent Candidate
Nicholas Mantanona (Write-In) - '16 Candidate

Fred Thompson - 1994


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

Robert Fulton


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Tennessee Registry of Election Finance


Jake Butcher - 1978

Bradley County News Weekly
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