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Shelby County

Tennessee Election Information – 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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Tennessee; Shelby 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; Shelby County, U.S. House, District 8; Primary

David Kustoff, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Lynette P. Williams, Democrat

James Hart

Ronnie Henley

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, U.S. House, District 9; Primary

Steve Cohen, Democrat *

Charlotte Bergmann, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Dennis Clark, Independent (Not Rated)

Paul Cook, Independent (Not Rated)

George Flinn, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, State Senate, District 29; Democratic Primary

Raumesh Akbari, Democrat (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, State Senate, District 31; Primary

Brent Taylor, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Ruby Powell-Dennis, Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, State Senate, District 33; Democratic Primary

London Lamar, Democrat *

Frederick D. Tappan, Republican

Hastina D. Robinson, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 83; Primary

Mark White, Republican (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 84; Democratic Primary

Joe Towns Jr., Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 85; Democratic Primary

Jesse Chism, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 86; Democratic Primary

Barbara L. Cooper, Democrat *

Michael Porter, Independent **

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 87; Democratic Primary

Karen Camper, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 88; Democratic Primary

Larry J. Miller, Democrat (No Competition)

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 91; Democratic Primary

Torrey C. Harris, Democrat *

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 93; Democratic Primary

G.A. Hardaway, Sr., Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 95; Primary

Kevin Vaughan, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Patricia Causey, Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 96; Democratic Primary

Dwayne Thompson, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 97; Primary

John Gillespie, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Toniko S. Harris, Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 98; Democratic Primary

Antonio Parkinson, Democrat (No Competition)

 

Tennessee; Shelby County, TN House, District 99; Republican Primary

Tom Leatherwood, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Bartlett, Mayor, General Election

John Lackey ***

Steven Brent Hammonds **** (Endorsed)

David Parsons ***

Kevin Quinn (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Bartlett, Alderman, Position 1 General Election

Casper Briggs ***

Harold Brad King **

Jimmy D. Norman **

Victor Read *** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Bartlett, Alderman, Position 2 General Election

Robert Griffin

Stephen Spencer

Thomas Stephen Jr.

Brandon S. Weise

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Bartlett, Alderman, Position 3 General Election

Paul Kaiser ***** (Endorsed)

David Reaves ***

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, Shelby County, City of Bartlett, School Board, Position 2 General Election

Erin Elliott Berry (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Bartlett, School Board, Position 4 General Election

Aislinn McEwen *

Bryan Woodruff **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, Town of Collierville, Alderman, Position 1, General Election

William Boone **

Maureen J. Fraser *** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, Town of Collierville, Alderman, Position 2, General Election

Jewel Jordan

Billy Patton

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, Town of Collierville, Alderman, Position 4, General Election

Emily Fulmer *

Missy Marshall **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, Town of Collierville, School Board, Position 2, General Election

Wanda Chism ***

Alissa Fowler **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, Town of Collierville, School Board, Position 4, General Election

Keri Blair ****

Chelsea Glass *

Heath Hudspeth ****

Jeremy Smith ****

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Germantown, Mayor, General Election

Mike Palazzolo (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Germantown, Alderman, Position 1, General Election

Manjit Kaur **

Scott Sanders **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Germantown, Alderman, Position 2, General Election

Mary Anne Gibson (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Germantown, School Board, Position 2, General Election

Daniel Chatham **** (Endorsed)

Jeffrey Chipman *

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Germantown, School Board, Position 4, General Election

Angela Rickman Griffith ***

Carrie Schween **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Lakeland, Mayor, General Election

Josh Roman (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Lakeland, Commissioner, General Election (vote 2)

Michele Dial

Connie McCarter

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Lakeland, School Board, General Election (vote 3)

Keith Acton

Laura Harrison

Deborah Thomas

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Memphis, City Council, District 4, General Election

LaTonia Blankenship *

Barry Ford **

DeWayne Jackson **** (Endorsed)

Jana Sewarengen-Washington ***

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Memphis, Municipal Court Judge, Division 2, General Election

Latonya Sue Burrow **

John Cameron ***

Veronica R. Cooper **

Lynnette Hall-Lewis **

LaTrena DavisIngram *

William “Bill” Larsha, Jr. **** (Endorsed)

Christine Stephens ***

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, Alderman, Position 1 General Election

Bethany K. Huffman (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, Alderman, Position 2 General Election

Al Bell (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, Alderman, Position 3 General Election

Chris Ford **** (Endorsed)

Tom Stephens ***

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, Alderman, Position 4 General Election

Larry Dagen (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, School Board, Position 2, General Election

Debby Clifton (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, School Board, Position 3, General Election

Brian McGovern ***

Gregory Ritter **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, School Board, Position 4, General Election

Cody Childress (No Competition)

 

Tennessee, Shelby County, City of Millington, School Board, Position 6, General Election

Mandy Compton **

Larry C. Jackson **** (Endorsed)

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