Rutherford 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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 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; Rutherford 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; Rutherford County, United States House of Representatives; District 4

Scott DesJarlais, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Wayne Steele, Democrat **

Clyde Benson, Independent ****

Tharon Chandler, Independent *

David Leighton Jones, Independent ****

Joseph “Krishnadas” Magyer, Independent **

Mike Winton, Independent ***


Tennessee; Rutherford County, TN House, District 13; General Election

Robert Stevens, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Jeff Crum, Democrat **


Tennessee; Rutherford County; Tennessee House, District 34, General Election

Tim Rudd, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Laura Bohling, Democrat *


Tennessee; Rutherford County, State House, District 37, General Election

Charlie Baum, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Bill Levine, Democrat **


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 48, General Election

Bryan Terry, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Matt Ferry, Democrat **


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 49, General Election

Mike Sparks, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Morgan Woodberry, Democrat **


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Tennessee Senate, District 13, General Election

Dawn White, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Kelly Northcutt, Democrat *


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Mayor; City of Eagleville ( Vote One)

Chad Leeman, Independent (No Competition, Will Win)


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Councilman; City of Eagleville ( Vote Three)

Graig Campbell, Independent **** (Endorsed)

Brandon S. Emamalie, Independent **** (Endorsed)

Heath Garner, Independent **** (Endorsed)

William D. Tollett, Independent **


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Councilman, Unexpired Term; City of Eagleville

( Vote One)

Jason Blair, Independent (No Competition, Will Win)


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Mayor; City of Lavergne

Jason Cole, Independent **** (Endorsed)

Matthew B. Mednick, Independent ***

John Mack Rutledge, Independent ***


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Alderman; City of Lavergne

( Vote Two)

Graeme Coates, Independent *** (Endorsed)

Carol V. Haas, Independent **

Kara Hobbs, Independent ***

Charlie Jones, Independent *** (Endorsed)

Kathy Tyson, Independent **


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Mayor; Town of Smyrna

(Vote One)

Mary Esther Reed, Independent (No Competition, Will Win)


Tennessee; Rutherford County, Council Member; Town of Smyrna

(Vote Three)

Marc Adkins, Independent ****

H.G. Cole Jr, Independent ****

Celest Davis, Independent *** (Endorsed)

Marquinta ‘Mutt’ Richardson, Independent ***

Gerry Short, Independent ***

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