(Smith County Insider Press) Carthage, Tenn. – 2018 is scheduled to be a big year for elections in Tennessee and Smith County. Several top county offices will be up for election including County Mayor, Sheriff, Trustee, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, and all 24 County Commissioner seats.

Election Day will be on August 2, 2018. Early voting will be held at the Turner Building from July 13 until July 28. Deadline to qualify is April 5, 2018 at noon.

As of 1/16/18, the following individuals have picked up petitions (Bold denotes that the individual has qualified):

TN House of Representatives – 40th District (Primary) — Chad Z. Williams and Terri Lynn Weaver

Smith County Mayor — Mark B. Jones, Ricky Slack, and Billy M. Woodard

County Commission – Defeated – District 1 — Glen Reece

County Commission – Tanglewood – District 2 — Jason Stewart and Larry Eddlemon

County Commission – New Middleton – District 3 — Daniel D. Cripps and Jimmie Winfree

County Commission – Rock City – District 4 — Matthew J. Inyart and Shannon Minchey

County Commission – Gordonsville – District 5 — Colby McKinney and Todd Smith

County Commission – South Carthage – District 7 — Randy Lee Glover and Dennis J. Hackett

County Commission – Elmwood – District 8 — Thomas A. Gibbs

Sheriff — Steve Hopper

Trustee — Lee Ann Williams

Circuit Court Clerk — Tommy Turner

County Clerk – Clifa Norris

School Board – New Middleton – District 3 — Jeremy V. Johnson

School Board – Carthage – District 6 — Ricky D. Shoulders

School Board – Elmwood – District 8 — Tina L. Gantenbein

Smith County Insider will keep you up-to-date on all election news. Be sure to check our new Politics Page for regular updates.

The following is a list of positions that will be up for election.

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives – 6th Congressional District (Primary)
  • Governor of Tennessee
  • TN Senate – 17th District (Primary)
  • TN House of Representatives – 40th District (Primary)
  • State Executive Committeeman – 17th District
  • State Executive Committeewoman – 17th District
  • Smith County Mayor
  • County Commission – Defeated – District 1
  • County Commission – Tanglewood – District 2
  • County Commission – New Middleton – District 3
  • County Commission – Rock City – District 4
  • County Commission – Gordonsville – District 5
  • County Commission – Carthage – District 6
  • County Commission – South Carthage – District 7
  • County Commission – Elmwood – District 8
  • Trustee
  • Sheriff
  • Circuit Court Clerk
  • County Clerk
  • Register of Deeds
  • School Board – New Middleton – District 3
  • School Board – Rock City – District 4
  • School Board – Carthage – District 6
  • School Board – Elmwood – District 8
  • Town of South Carthage Mayor
  • Town of South Carthage Alderman – Ward 1
  • Town of South Carthage Alderman – Ward 2