Mar 28 2016
07:05 am

The time to file for elective positions is drawing to a close. Two judges were appointed to fill the open position left by Judge Eblen's retirement. Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks was appointed to Eblen's seat on the 9th Judicial District Criminal Court, and local attorney and Assistant District Attorney Terry Stevens was appointed to fill Wicks' prior seat as General Sessions Court Judge. Currently no one has filed to oppose Wicks' reelection and the one candidate who has filed to run against Judge Stevens has praised Stevens' performance and said he is withdrawing.

The most contested races look to be for Property Assessor, currently held by David Morgan and for Road Supervisor, where Dennis Ferguson is the incumbent. By "contested" we mean most number of challengers, not any likelihood that the incumbent won't be the strongest candidate.

The deadline to file is high noon Thursday April 7.

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.