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Blount County

Tennessee Voter Guide – 2022 Primary Races

How To Vote For, Not Against, Your Values

Ratings: Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete, including our Tennessee Taxpayers Protection Pledge.

Our highest ratings go to candidates who will defend freedom, stand for free enterprise, or have a conservative and/or biblical worldview based on their ability to stand firm against efforts to increase taxes, size of government, weaken law and order, and crush individual freedom. Here is our rating system:

  • ***** The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement.
  • **** Very good.
  • *** Acceptable.
  • ** Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning.
  • * Terrible. Do Not Vote. All your other votes will count.

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BLOUNT COUNTY RATINGS

Amendments

 Constitutional Amendment 1Makes it illegal for workplaces to require mandatory labor union membership for employees as a condition for employmentYES
Constitutional Amendment 2Provides process and line of succession for acting governorYES
Constitutional Amendment 3Repeals language allowing slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishmentsYES
Constitutional Amendment 4Removes section of Tennessee Constitution that disqualifies religious ministers from being elected to the state legislatureYES
Tennessee; Blount County, Governor of Tennessee; General Election

Bill Lee, Republican (Incumbent) **** (Endorsed)

Jason Martin, Democrat *

Constance M. Every, Independent (Not Rated)

John Gentry, Independent (Not Rated)

Basil Marceaux, Independent (Not Rated)

Charles Van Morgan, Independent (Not Rated)

Alfred O’Neil, Independent (Not Rated)

Deborah Rouse, Independent (Not Rated)

Michael E. Scantland, Independent (Not Rated)

Rick Tyler, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Blount County, US House, District 2, General Election

Tim Burchett, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Mark Harmon, **

 

Tennessee; Blount County, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 8, General Election

Jerome F. Moon, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Dylan Kelley, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Blount County, TN House, District 20; General Election

Bryan Richey, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Blount County, City Commission; City of Alcoa (Vote Three)

Stephen T. Biggar, Independent ***

Josh Blair, Independent **** (Endorsed)

Eddie Hall, Independent ***

Jim Hammontree, Independent ***** (Endorsed)

Tanya Martin, Independent **

 

Tennessee; Blount County, City School Board; City of Alcoa (Vote Two)

Brandy Bledsoe, Republican (No competition, Will Win)

Julie Bramblett Rochelle, Republican (No competition, Will Win)

 

Tennessee; Blount County, Mayor; City of Louisville

Tom Bickers, Independent ***

Jill Robinson Pugh, Independent **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Blount County, Alderman; City of Louisville (Vote Two)

Daniel C. Franklin, Independent ***

Angie Holley, Independent *

John Loope, Independent ****

Mattew Swanger, Independent *** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Blount County, City Council; City of Maryville (Vote Three)

Tommy Hunt, Independent **** *** (Endorsed)

Fred Metz, Independent ***

Wendy Wand, Independent **

Andy White, Independent **

 

Tennessee; Blount County, City School Board; City of Maryville (Vote Three)

Julie Elder, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Isaac Simerly, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Bart Stinnett, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Don Jones, Democrat **

Jeff Russel, Democrat

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