The Green Papers: Tennessee 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Thursday 4 August 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Thursday 7 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor .
Thursday 4 August 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT / 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 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 may open as late as 9a in the prevailing time zone.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours reportedly 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 
2020 Census:6,916,897 (2.23% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
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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Tennessee State and Local Government


2022 Election Calendar from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Nominating petitions from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

4 August 2022 Primary Returns from the Tennessee Secretary of State. Results from a media source.


8 November 2022 General Election returns from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Marsha Blackburn
Previously served in the U.S. House, 2003-2019; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Dylan Lee Fain
FEC S4TN00500
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Marsha Blackburn
FEC S8TN00337

Class 2 Republican Senator  Bill Hagerty
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Independent     Jason Jerrell Smith

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  William "Bill" Lee
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (10)
  Elected Republican 1,128,097 64.93% Governor  William "Bill" Lee
  Candidate Democratic 572,153 32.93% Jason Brantley Martin
  Candidate Independent 15,344 0.88% John Gentry
  Candidate Independent 10,266 0.59% Constance M. Every
  Candidate Independent 3,766 0.22% Deborah Rouse
  Candidate Independent 2,378 0.14% Richard S. "Rick" Tyler
  Candidate Independent 1,859 0.11% Charles Van Morgan
  Candidate Independent 1,564 0.09% Basil Marceaux
  Candidate Independent 1,213 0.07% Alfred Wayne O'Neil
  Candidate Independent 814 0.05% Michael E. Scantland
Total 1,737,454 100.00%  

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (7 Renominated);
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Diana Lynn Harshbarger
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,153 78.32% Member of Congress  Diana Lynn Harshbarger
FEC H0TN01118; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,813,312; Dsb $1,178,409
  Candidate Democratic 37,032 19.71% Cameron L. Parsons
FEC H2TN01106
  Candidate Independent 2,466 1.31% Richard G. Baker
FEC H0TN01191
  Candidate Independent 1,245 0.66% Ahmed Matthew "Matt" Makrom
FEC H2TN01122
Total 187,896 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 141,041 67.91% Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,354,383; Dsb $1,086,635
  Candidate Democratic 66,637 32.09% Mark Desmond Harmon
FEC H2TN02120; 19 Oct 22; Tot $83,197; Dsb $73,809
Total 207,678 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 135,934 68.31% Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 19 Oct 22; Tot $969,951; Dsb $819,988
  Candidate Democratic 60,230 30.27% Mary E. "Meg" Gorman
FEC H2TN03219; 19 Oct 22; Tot $59,268; Dsb $58,789
  Candidate Independent 1,725 0.87% Richard S. "Rick" Tyler
FEC H6TN04218
  Candidate Independent 1,116 0.56% Thomas Michael Rumba
FEC H2TN03250
Total 199,005 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (7) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 122,336 70.57% Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 19 Oct 22; Tot $154,961; Dsb $147,505
  Candidate Democratic 44,628 25.74% Russell Wayne "Wayne" Steele
FEC H8TN04123; 19 Oct 22; Tot $7,823; Dsb $7,212
  Candidate Independent 2,834 1.63% Michael Howell "Mike" Winton
FEC H4TN06184
  Candidate Independent 1,804 1.04% Clyde Benson
FEC H2TN04290
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 708 0.41% David Leighton Jones
FEC H2TN04324
  Candidate Independent 584 0.34% Tharon Chandler
FEC H6TN07146
  Candidate Independent 454 0.26% Joseph "Krishnadas" Magyer
FEC H4TN04221
Total 173,348 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 25 January 2022: "Today I am announcing that I will not run for re-election to Congress. After 32 years in office, I will be leaving Congress next year."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 123,358 55.87% former Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles
FEC H2TN05446; 19 Oct 22; Tot $987,049; Dsb $573,178
  Candidate Democratic 93,375 42.29% state Senator  Heidi Campbell
FEC H2TN05438; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,015,899; Dsb $676,961
  Candidate Independent 2,083 0.94% Derrick Brantley
FEC H2TN05412
  Candidate Independent 1,125 0.51% former Maury County Commissioner Daniel J. "I.O." Cooper
FEC H2TN05487
  Candidate Independent 846 0.38% Richard Alan "Rick" Shannon, Jr.
FEC H2TN05313
Total 220,787 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John W. Rose
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 129,311 66.34% Member of Congress  John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,722,594; Dsb $867,768
  Candidate Democratic 65,598 33.66% Randal Dean Cooper
FEC H2TN06162; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,731; Dsb $1,129
Total 194,909 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 108,358 59.97% Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
FEC H8TN07076; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,581,901; Dsb $1,715,695
  Candidate Democratic 68,897 38.13% Jacquelyn Odessa "Odessa" Kelly
FEC H2TN05305; 19 Oct 22; Tot $994,587; Dsb $890,948
  Candidate Independent 3,423 1.89% Steven J. Hooper
FEC H2TN07210
Total 180,678 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  David Kustoff
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 155,556 73.99% Member of Congress  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,829,672; Dsb $1,210,209
  Candidate Democratic 51,083 24.30% Lynnette P. Williams
FEC H2TN08184; 15 Jul 22; Tot $1,025; Dsb $775
  Candidate Independent 2,541 1.21% James L. Hart
FEC H2TN08077; 19 Oct 22; Tot $5,309; Dsb $4,207
  Candidate Independent 1,070 0.51% Ronnie Henley
FEC H2TN08200
Total 210,250 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 93,755 70.04% Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 19 Oct 22; Tot $525,948; Dsb $288,913
  Candidate Republican 35,112 26.23% Charlotte Bergmann
FEC H0TN09061; 19 Oct 22; Tot $296,714; Dsb $38,837
  Candidate Independent 3,348 2.50% former Shelby County Commissioner George Shea Flinn, Jr.
FEC H0TN08287; 19 Oct 22; Tot $150,000; Dsb $131,045
  Candidate Independent 1,160 0.87% Dennis Jeffrey Clark
FEC H0TN09111
  Candidate Independent 484 0.36% Edward Paul "Paul" Cook
FEC H4TN09097
Total 133,859 100.00%  
 

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, 11 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 11 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: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 27 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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Department of State
  Division of Elections
  Tennessee Registry of Election Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Tennessee General Assembly
  Tennessee General Assembly - House
  Tennessee General Assembly - Senate
Democratic
  Tennessee Democratic Party
Republican
  Tennessee Republican Party
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Tennessee
  Green Party of Tennessee
  Green Party of Tennessee
  Libertarian Party of Tennessee
  Tennessee Right to Life
  The Unity Party of Tennessee
Media & others
  Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region
  Cleveland Daily Banner
  Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News
  Politics1.com - Tennessee
  Shelbyville Times-Gazette
  Southern Standard - McMinnville
  The Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro
  The Elizabethton Star
  The Knoxville News Sentinel
  The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge
  The Tennessean - Nashville
  WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville
  WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis
  WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson
  WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville
  WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga
  WJHL TV - CBS - Johnson City
  WKRN TV - ABC - Nashville
  WMC TV - NBC - Memphis
  WREG TV - Memphis
  WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville
  WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville
  WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga
  WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville
  WVLT TV - CBS - Knoxville

 


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