The Green Papers: Tennessee 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Thursday 6 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Thursday 2 April 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Thursday 6 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 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.
Thursday 20 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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 
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

Tennessee 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


2020 Election Calendar from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Nominating petitions filed from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th 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 (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Marsha Blackburn
FEC S8TN00337

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Senator  Lamar Alexander
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 18 December 2018: "I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020."
 Candidate list (29)
  Candidate Democratic     Marquita Bradshaw
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Gene Davis
FEC S2TN00082
  Candidate Democratic     Robin Kimbrough Hayes
FEC S0TN00268
  Candidate Democratic     James Mackler
FEC S8TN00311; 31 Mar 20; Tot $1,645,864; Dsb $1,123,651
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Pickrell
FEC S0TN00284
  Candidate Republican     Clifford "Cliff" Adkins
  Candidate Republican     Natisha Brooks
FEC S0TN00235; 31 Mar 20; Tot $2,453; Dsb $1,505
  Candidate Republican     Byron Bush
FEC S0TN00201; 31 Mar 20; Tot $434,443; Dsb $166,813
  Candidate Republican     Roy Dale Cope
FEC S0TN00243; 31 Mar 20; Tot $5,337; Dsb $5,337
  Candidate Republican     Terry Lee Dicus, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Tom Emerson, Jr.
FEC S4TN00427
  Candidate Republican     former Shelby County Commissioner George S. Flinn, Jr.
FEC S0TN00185; 31 Mar 20; Tot $1,550,075; Dsb $1,029,179
  Candidate Republican     former Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty
FEC S0TN00169; 31 Mar 20; Tot $7,113,285; Dsb $1,463,637
  Candidate Republican     Jon Henry
FEC S0TN00276
  Candidate Republican     Kent A. Morrell
FEC S0TN00250; 31 Mar 20; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Glen Leon Neal, Jr.
FEC S0TN00177
  Candidate Republican     John E. Osborne
FEC S0TN00326
  Candidate Republican     Aaron Leo Pettigrew
FEC S8TN00394
  Candidate Republican     David Schuster
  Candidate Republican     Manny Sethi
FEC S0TN00144; 31 Mar 20; Tot $3,733,808; Dsb $1,685,333
  Candidate Independent     Yomi "Fapas" Faparusi, Sr.
FEC S0TN00318
  Candidate Independent; (Your Voice Hard)     Jeffrey Alan Grünau
  Candidate Independent     Ronnie Henley
  Candidate Independent     Garland Dean "Dean" Hill, II
FEC S0TN00300
  Candidate Independent     Steven J. Hooper
  Candidate Independent     Tom Kovach
  Candidate Independent     Elizabeth D. McLeod
FEC S0TN00227; 31 Mar 20; Tot $9,372; Dsb $8,447
  Candidate Independent     Kacey Morgan
FEC S0TN00292
  Candidate Independent     Eric William Stansberry

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

  Republican Governor  Bill Lee
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (1 Open, 4 Renominated, 2 Undetermined);
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  David Phillip "Phil" Roe
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 3 January 2020: "After prayerful consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of the 116th Congress."
 Candidate list (18, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Lee "Chris" Rowe
FEC H0TN01043; 31 Mar 20; Tot $13,921; Dsb $11,103
  Candidate Democratic     Blair Nicole Walsingham
FEC H0TN01092
  Candidate Republican     Jay Adkins
  Candidate Republican     William Philip "Phil" Arlinghaus
FEC H0TN01126
  Candidate Republican     Richard Baker
  Candidate Republican     Chance L. Cansler
  Candidate Republican     former Kingsport Mayor John Mario Clark
FEC H0TN01076; 17 Apr 20; Tot $182,020; Dsb $61,485
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Dewey Edward "Rusty" Crowe, II
FEC H0TN01084; 31 Mar 20; Tot $203,150; Dsb $8,247
  Candidate Republican     former Johnson City Mayor Stephen Matson "Steve" Darden
FEC H0TN01100; 31 Mar 20; Tot $131,083; Dsb $1,227
  Candidate Republican     Robert D. Franklin
FEC H4TN01144
  Candidate Republican     Joshua Dominique Gregory "Josh" Gapp
FEC H0TN01142
  Candidate Republican     Diana Harshbarger
FEC H0TN01118; 31 Mar 20; Tot $289,964; Dsb $231,519
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  David B. Hawk
FEC H0TN01159
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Timothy Aaron Hill
FEC H0TN01134
  Candidate Republican     Chuck Miller
  Candidate Republican     Carter Matheson Quillen
FEC H0TN01175
  Candidate Republican     Nichole Williams
  Candidate Independent     Steve Holder
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Josh Berger

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Chance C. Brown
FEC H0TN02090; 30 Jun 20; Tot $167; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Renee Hoyos
FEC H8TN02176; 31 Mar 20; Tot $312,246; Dsb $181,904
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 31 Mar 20; Tot $647,045; Dsb $376,615
  Candidate Independent     Matthew L. Campbell

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Meg Gorman
FEC H0TN03452; 31 Mar 20; Tot $2,000; Dsb $75
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 31 Mar 20; Tot $722,258; Dsb $253,066
  Candidate Independent     Amber L. Hysell
  Candidate Independent     Keith Douglas Sweitzer

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lydia Noelle Bivens
FEC H0TN04278
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Jolly Hale
FEC H8TN04107; 31 Mar 20; Tot $658; Dsb $591
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 31 Mar 20; Tot $212,328; Dsb $71,688
  Candidate Republican     Lawrence Norville Douglas "Doug" Meyer, III
FEC H0TN04260; 31 Mar 20; Tot $8,137; Dsb $8,068
  Candidate Republican     Randy A. Sharp

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Bautista-Jones
aka Justin Jones

FEC H0TN05333; 31 Mar 20; Tot $27,567; Dsb $6,959
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 31 Mar 20; Tot $590,896; Dsb $374,877
  Candidate Democratic     Keeda J. Haynes
FEC H0TN05382; 31 Mar 20; Tot $21,861; Dsb $8,345
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Rawlings
FEC H0TN05317; 31 Mar 20; Tot $10,926; Dsb $3,983

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John W. Rose
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Martin "Chris" Finley
FEC H8TN06169
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094; 31 Mar 20; Tot $855,437; Dsb $392,727
  Candidate Independent     Christopher Brian Monday
FEC H8TN06078

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kiran Sreepada
FEC H0TN07255; 31 Mar 20; Tot $58,799; Dsb $48,288
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
FEC H8TN07076; 31 Mar 20; Tot $776,673; Dsb $552,714
  Candidate Independent American     Ronald Brown
FEC H0TN07271
  Candidate Independent; (Veterans Party of America)     Scott Anthony Vieira, Jr.
FEC H0TN07263; 31 Mar 20; Tot $198; Dsb $56

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  David Kustoff
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (7) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lawrence Allen "Larry" Pivnick
FEC H4TN08065
  Candidate Democratic     Hollis W. Skinner
  Candidate Democratic     Erika Stotts-Pearson
FEC H6TN08250; 31 Mar 20; Tot $11; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Savannah Williamson
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 31 Mar 20; Tot $1,227,310; Dsb $609,941
  Candidate Independent     Jon Dillard
  Candidate Independent     James L. Hart

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Leo Awgowhat
FEC H8TN09122
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 31 Mar 20; Tot $339,738; Dsb $183,760
  Candidate Democratic     Corey O. Strong
  Candidate Republican     Charlotte Bergmann
FEC H8TN09114; 31 Mar 20; Tot $66,867; Dsb $36,916
  Candidate Independent     Bobby Lyons
FEC H0TN09103
 

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, 25 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): 1 candidate
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
  Your Voice Hard: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 18 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Tennessee Code and Constitution
Election Authority
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  Division of Elections
  Tennessee Registry of Election Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Tennessee General Assembly
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  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
  The Commercial Appeal - Memphis
  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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