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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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HAMILTON COUNTY RATINGS

 

Tennessee; Hamilton County, Governor of Tennessee; Primary 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; Hamilton County, U.S. House, District 3; Primary

Chuck Fleischmann, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Meg Gorman, Democrat (Not Rated)

Thomas Rumba, Independent (Not Rated)

Rick Tyler, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Hamilton County, Tennessee Senate, District 11; Democratic Primary

Bo Watson, Republican (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Hamilton County, TN House, District 26; Primary

Allison Gorman, Democrat *

Greg Martin, Republican **** (Endorsed)

JUDICIAL RATINGS

Judges sitting on the courts may be incompetent, corrupt or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.

There are two types of judges: judicial activists and strict constructionists. A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values.

Judicial activists overturn voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have a different belief system, twist the law to rationalize their decisions, and impose their own moral codes, political beliefs, and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.

Strict constructionists impartially arrive at a fair judgment based on law.

Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.

HOW WE COME UP WITH A FINAL RATING

We come up with a final rating by taking the average of the candidate’s Judicial Index and Qualifications. For example, if the candidate had a Judicial Index of 8 and Qualifications of 6, their overall rating would be 7.

Rating

Judges are rated on a scale of 1-5 — 5 being best.

5 Stars – The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement
4 Stars – Very good
3 Stars – Acceptable
2 Stars – Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning
1 Star – Terrible. Do Not Vote, Unless We Say Endorsed. All Other Votes Will Count

 

Tennessee; Hamilton County, TN House, District 27; Primary

Patsy Hazlewood, Republican

Michael H. Potter, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Hamilton County, TN House, District 28; Democratic Primary

Yusuf A. Hakeem, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Hamilton County, TN House, District 29; Primary

Greg Vital, Republican (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Hamilton County, TN House, District 30; Democratic Primary

Esther Helton, Republican (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Hamilton County, City of Collegedale Municipal, Commission, General Election (vote for 2)

Billy Burnette

Morty Lloyd

Ted Rogers

Tonya Sadler

 

Tennessee, Hamilton County, City of East Ridge Municipal, City Council, General Election (vote for 2)

Jacky L. Cagle

Jeffrey A. Ezell

Robert E. Gilreath

David Tyler

 

Tennessee, Hamilton County, City of East Ridge Municipal, City Council, General Election (vote for 2)

Wayne Behlau

Kenneth L. Wilkerson

Michelle Wilson

 

Tennessee, Hamilton County, City of Red Bank Municipal, Commissioner at Large, General Election

Jeff Price

Hayes T. Wilkinson

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