The Green Papers: Tennessee 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Thursday 2 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Thursday 5 April 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Thursday 2 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT / 8:00a-7:00p CDT (1300-0000 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST / 8:00a-7:00p CST (1400-0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,375,431 (2.06% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Nashville
 

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2018 Election Calendar and Nominating petitions from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr.
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 26 September 2017: "After much thought, consideration and family discussion ... I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires ...."
 Candidate list (11, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former Governor Philip N. "Phil" Bredesen
FEC S8TN00386; 30 Jun 18; Tot $8,240,159; Dsb $4,588,947
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Gene Davis
FEC S2TN00082
  Candidate Democratic     John Wolfe
FEC S8TN00410
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Marsha Blackburn
CD 7.
4 October 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.

FEC S8TN00337; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,274,651; Dsb $1,919,695
  Candidate Republican     Aaron L. Pettigrew
FEC S8TN00394
  Candidate Independent     Trudy A. Austin
FEC S8TN00428
  Candidate Independent     John "Jae" Carico
FEC S8TN00436
  Candidate Independent     former Nashville Mayor Dean Hill
FEC S8TN00444
  Candidate Independent     Kevin Lee McCants
FEC S8TN00451
  Candidate Independent; (Republican)     Robert Breton "Breton" Phillips
Different names from different sources: Bartholomew J. Phillips or Robert B. Phillips

FEC S8TN00477
  Candidate Independent     Kris L. Todd
FEC S8TN00469
  Candidate Write-in     Nicholas Brent Mantanona
Also filed with the FEC for House CD 9.

FEC S8TN00402

Class 2 Republican Senator  Lamar Alexander
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Lamar Alexander
FEC S2TN00058

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor William "Bill" Haslam
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list (35)
  Candidate Democratic     former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Craig Fitzhugh
  Candidate Democratic     Mezianne Vale Payne
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Diane Lynn Black
2 August 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Randy Boyd
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Beth Harwell
  Candidate Republican     Bill Lee
  Candidate Republican     Basil J. Marceaux, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     Kay White
  Candidate Independent     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Sherry L. Clark
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Justin Cornett
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Gabriel Fancher
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Sean Bruce Fleming
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     William Andrew "Andrew" Helmstetter
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Cory King
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Matthew Koch
  Candidate Independent     Tommy Ray McAnally
  Candidate Independent     Jessie D. McDonald
  Candidate Independent     Toney Randall Mitchell
  Candidate Independent     Yvonne Neubert
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Alfred Shawn Rapoza
  Candidate Independent     Chad Riden
  Candidate Independent     Robert Sawyers, Sr.
  Candidate Independent     Heather Scott
  Candidate Independent     George Blackwell Smith, IV
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Jeremy Allen Stephenson
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Tracy C. Yaste Tisdale
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Mike Toews
  Candidate Independent     Rick Tyler
Also running for House CD 3.
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Vinnie Vineyard
  Candidate Independent     Jaron D. Weidner
  Candidate Independent     Patrick Whitlock
  Candidate Independent     Joe B. Wilmoth
  Candidate Independent     Mark Wright

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (4 Undetermined, 3 Open);
2 Democratic (1 Renominated, 1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Martin Olsen
FEC H8TN01079; 13 Jul 18; Tot $71,372; Dsb $61,582
  Candidate Republican     Mickie Lou Banyas
FEC H8TN01095
  Candidate Republican     James Brooks
FEC H8TN01103
  Candidate Republican     Todd Allen McKinley
FEC H8TN01087; 30 Jun 18; Tot $45,456; Dsb $37,051
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
FEC H6TN01388; 13 Jul 18; Tot $309,469; Dsb $293,305
  Candidate Independent     Michael D. Salyer
FEC H2TN01098

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  John J. Duncan, Jr.
First elected in a special election (re: to fill the vacancy seat following the death of his father, John J. Duncan) and in a concurrent regular election to a full term: 8 November 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 31 July 2017: Announced that he would not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (14) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Renee Hoyos
FEC H8TN02176; 30 Jun 18; Tot $130,160; Dsb $68,911
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph William Schenkenfelder
FEC H8TN02259
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Williams
FEC H8TN02101; 13 Jul 18; Tot $121,678; Dsb $109,945
  Candidate Republican     Knox County Mayor  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 13 Jul 18; Tot $634,912; Dsb $456,399
  Candidate Republican     Jason Frederick Emert
FEC H8TN02200; 13 Jul 18; Tot $436,578; Dsb $352,272
  Candidate Republican     Hank Hamblin, Jr.
FEC H8TN02242; 30 Jun 18; Tot $12,158; Dsb $10,723
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  James Lloyd "Jimmy" Matlock
FEC H8TN02127; 13 Jul 18; Tot $703,435; Dsb $667,798
  Candidate Republican     Sarah Ashley "Ashley" Nickloes
FEC H8TN02218; 30 Jun 18; Tot $146,939; Dsb $70,098
  Candidate Republican     Vito Anthony Sagliano
FEC H8TN02168; 13 Jul 18; Tot $12,297; Dsb $11,623
  Candidate Republican     Clifford David Stansberry
FEC H8TN02226
  Candidate Independent     Jeffrey A. Grunau
FEC H8TN02267
  Candidate Independent     Keith A. LaTorre
FEC H8TN02275
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     William Gregory "Greg" Samples
FEC H8TN02192; 31 Dec 17; Tot $950; Dsb $391
  Candidate Independent; (Republican)     Marc Robert Whitmire
FEC H8TN02184; 30 Jun 18; Tot $3,156; Dsb $1,758

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Danielle Mitchell
FEC H8TN03208; 30 Jun 18; Tot $173,192; Dsb $104,847
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 13 Jul 18; Tot $908,602; Dsb $309,964
  Candidate Republican     Jeremy Shane Massengale
FEC H8TN03216; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,540; Dsb $1,463
  Candidate Republican     Harold Elwood Shevlin
FEC H8TN03190
  Candidate Republican     William E. "Bill" Spurlock, Sr.
FEC H8TN03224
  Candidate Independent     Rick Tyler
Also running for Governor.

FEC H6TN04218

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Jolly Hale
FEC H8TN04107; 30 Jun 18; Tot $40,985; Dsb $13,563
  Candidate Democratic     Mariah Nicole Phillips
FEC H8TN04099; 13 Jul 18; Tot $293,178; Dsb $209,292
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Doyle Reynolds
FEC H6TN04200; 30 Jun 18; Tot $44,537; Dsb $33,289
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 13 Jul 18; Tot $437,435; Dsb $158,468
  Candidate Republican     David Jackson "Jack" Maddux
FEC H8TN04081; 30 Jun 18; Tot $24,581; Dsb $20,679
  Candidate Independent     Michael "Mike" Shupe
FEC H8TN04115

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 13 Jul 18; Tot $382,832; Dsb $495,777
  Candidate Republican     Jody M. Ball
FEC H6TN05314
  Candidate Republican     Glen Dean
FEC H8TN05294

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Diane Lynn Black
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 2 August 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dawn Barlow
FEC H8TN06128; 30 Jun 18; Tot $14,889; Dsb $8,021
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Martin "Chris" Finley
FEC H8TN06169
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Heffernan
FEC H8TN06177; 13 Jul 18; Tot $29,050; Dsb $1,036
  Candidate Democratic     Merrilee Wineinger
FEC H8TN06144; 13 Jul 18; Tot $39,684; Dsb $34,141
  Candidate Republican     former Chancery Court Judge Robert Ewing "Bob" Corlew, III
FEC H8TN06102; 13 Jul 18; Tot $1,520,655; Dsb $1,193,381
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Judd Matheny
FEC H8TN06086; 13 Jul 18; Tot $264,271; Dsb $248,365
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Brian Monday
FEC H8TN06078
  Candidate Republican     former state Agriculture Commissioner John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,919,420; Dsb $1,359,778
  Candidate Republican     LaVern "Uturn LaVern" Vivio
FEC H8TN06151; 13 Jul 18; Tot $26,731; Dsb $12,638
  Candidate Independent     Lloyd Dunn
FEC H8TN06110
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     David Ross
FEC H6TN06163

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Marsha Blackburn
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 4 October 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Kanew
FEC H8TN07068; 13 Jul 18; Tot $263,136; Dsb $176,100
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Reel
FEC H8TN07100; 13 Jul 18; Tot $171,986; Dsb $85,494
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Mark E. Green
7 April 2017: Nominated for Secretary of the Army in the Trump Administration.
5 May 2017: Withdrew his nomination for Secretary of the Army.
9 May 2017: Possible candidate for Governor in 2018.
2 June 2017: Not running for Governor.
5 October 2017: Running for Congress in CD 7.

FEC H8TN07076; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,610,400; Dsb $700,491
  Candidate Independent     Leonard D. "Lenny" Ladner
FEC H2TN07194
  Candidate Independent     Brent Legendre
FEC H8TN07118

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Kustoff
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     John Burke Boatner, Jr.
FEC H8TN08108; 13 Jul 18; Tot $39,141; Dsb $29,803
  Candidate Democratic     Erika Stotts Pearson
FEC H6TN08250
  Candidate Republican     former Shelby County Commissioner George S. Flinn, Jr.
FEC H6TN08169; 13 Jul 18; Tot $3,107,260; Dsb $2,704,223
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 13 Jul 18; Tot $1,435,502; Dsb $954,177
  Candidate Republican     Colleen Owens
FEC H8TN08116
  Candidate Independent     James Hart
FEC H2TN08077; 13 Jul 18; Tot $1; Dsb $233

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 30 Jun 18; Tot $358,903; Dsb $172,769
  Candidate Democratic     Isaac Richmond
FEC H8TN09023
  Candidate Democratic     Kasandra Lee Smith
FEC H8TN09106
  Candidate Republican     Charlotte Bergmann
FEC H8TN09114; 13 Jul 18; Tot $40,157; Dsb $28,831
  Candidate Independent     Leo AwGoWhat
FEC H8TN09122
  Candidate Write-in     Nicholas Brent Mantanona
Also filed with the FEC for Senate Class 1.

FEC H6TN09431; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,500; Dsb $3,500
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 26 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 40 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 14 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 45 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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