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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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WILLIAMSON COUNTY RATINGS

 

Tennessee; Williamson 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; Williamson County, U.S. House, District 5; Republican Primary

Andy Ogles, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Heidi Campbell, Democrat (Not Rated)

Derrick Brantley, Independent (Not Rated)

Daniel Cooper, Independent (Not Rated)

Rick Shannon, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, U.S. House, District 7

Mark Green, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Odessa Kelly, Democrat *

Steven J. Hooper, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, State Senate, District 27; Republican Primary

Jack Johnson, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, TN House, District 61; Republican Primary

Gino Bulso, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Steven Cervantes, Democrat

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, TN House, District 63; Republican Primary

Jake McCalmon, Republican ****

Kisha Davis, Democrat

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; Williamson County, TN House, District 92; Republican Primary

Todd Warner, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Angela Hughes, Democrat

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, County Commission, District 7, Unexpired Term

Christopher Richards, Republican

Deborah Campbell Sparks, Democrat

David Carden, Independent (Not Rated)

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, Alderman (vote for two)

Shaun Alexander

Bob Whitmer

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, Mayor, City of Fairview (vote for one)

Lisa Anderson

Rod Dawson

Debby Rainey

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, Commissioner, City of Fairview (vote for two)

Leslie Fisher-Street

Wayne Hall

Chris McDonald

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, Commissioner, Town of Nolensville (vote for two)

Kate Cortner

Lisa L. Garramone

Jessica Salamida

 

Tennessee; Williamson County, Liquor Referendum, Town of Thompson Station (vote for one)

To permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in the Town of Thompson’s Station

Not to permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in the Town of Thompson’s Station

 

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