The deadline for Metro candidates to qualify for August’s election passed at noon Thursday, providing a mostly clear picture of upcoming local races.
Because several candidates turned in qualifying petition signatures at the last moment, the Davidson County Election Commission was still reviewing some petitions for certification Thursday afternoon and won’t have a final list of candidates until Monday.
Candidates have until next Thursday to choose to withdraw from their respective races.
The election commission is also in the process of reviewing petitions turned in to hold a referendum on whether to amend the Metro charter to protect the status quo at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
Candidates who had qualified to run in the Aug. 4 election as of Thursday are below. The City Paper will change this list accordingly when final names are available Monday.
(Incumbents are in bold.)
Mayor: Karl Dean, Councilman Michael Craddock, Marvin Barnes, Bruce Casper, James Keeton
Vice Mayor: Diane Neighbors, James Baxter
Metro Council at-large: Megan Barry, Tim Garrett, Jerry Maynard, Ronnie Steine, Charlie Tygard, Councilman Sam Coleman, Councilman Eric Crafton, Councilwoman Vivian Wilhoite, Donna Crawford, Renard Francois, Ken Jakes, James Maxwell, Donald Ray McFolin, Don O’Donniley, Keith Speer, Charles Townshend, Jr., Sajid Usmani, Jack Wooten Jr.
Metro Council district races:
District 1: Lonnell Matthews Jr., Charles Hoosier, Roosevelt Williamson
District 2: Frank Harrison, Sylvester Armor, DeCosta Hastings
District 3: Walter Hunt
District 4: Brady Banks, Eugene Batsuk, David Patterson, Carolyn Petrone, Renee’ Rathburn
District 5: Scott Davis, former Councilwoman Pam Murray, Amy Bryson (had qualified, but has since said he plans to withdraw from race), Priscilla Eaton (has not qualified, but announced her candidacy Thursday)
District 6: Robert Borzak, Morelia Cuevas, Dave Rich, Hans Schmidt, Peter Westerholm
District 7: Anthony Davis, Stephen Downs, Randy Reed
District 8: Karen Bennett, Nina Ground, Nancy VanReece
District 9: Bill Pridemore
District 10: Douglas Pardue, Danny Turner
District 11: Darren Jernigan, William Guthoerl
District 12: former school board member Steve Glover
District 13: Marilyn Robinson, Kent Sandidge IV, Josh Stites
District 14: Bruce Stanley, Robert Budesa
District 15: Phil Claiborne
District 16: Anna Page, Tony Tenpenny
District 17: Sandra Moore, Ken Borgman, Jerry Graves, Lisa Leeds
District 18: Burkley Allen, David Glasgow
District 19: Erica Gilmore, Bob Ries, Curt Wallen
District 20: Buddy Baker, Joseph Gower Mills, Mary Carolyn Roberts
District 21: Edith Langster
District 22: Seanna Brandmeir, Sheri Weiner
District 23: Emily Evans
District 24: Jason Holleman, Sarah Lodge Tally
District 25: Sean McGuire, James Kaminski (told The City Paper he turned in petitions Thursday morning)
District 26: Chris Harmon, Brock Parks
District 27: Davette Blalock, Gregory Scott Dooley, Michael Leftwich
District 28: Duane Dominy, Travis Danker, Tanaka Vercher
District 29: Arnett Bodenhamer, former school board member Karen Johnson, Rickey Martin, Vicky Tataryn
District 30: Jim Hodge, Michael Allen, Jason Potts
District 31: Fabian Bedne, James Widrig
District 32: Markeith Braden, Jacobia Dowell
District 33: Robert Duvall, Charvis Rand, Page Turner
District 34: Carter Todd
District 35: Bo Mitchell, Metro Planning Commissioner Tonya Jones