The Green Papers: Tennessee 2023 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2023. Find 2024 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Nashville
 

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Tennessee State and Local Government

Tennessee Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th 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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Marquita Bradshaw
FEC S4TN00542
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Gloria Johnson
FEC S4TN00526; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,310,018; Dsb $94,237
  Candidate Democratic     Civil Marsha Miller-Watkins
FEC S4TN00534
  Candidate Democratic     Pamela Moses
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Marsha Blackburn
FEC S8TN00337; 30 Sep 23; Tot $4,024,635; Dsb $1,115,834
  Candidate Other     Wisdom Zerit Teklay
Filed for US Senate FEC S4TN00518, filed for US House CD 1 FEC H4TN01169

FEC S4TN00518

Class 2 Republican Senator  Bill Hagerty
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Bill Hagerty
FEC S0TN00169
  Candidate Independent     Jason Jerrell Smith

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Republican Governor William "Bill" Lee
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
8 Republican (8 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Diana Lynn Harshbarger
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Diana Lynn Harshbarger
FEC H0TN01118; 30 Sep 23; Tot $579,564; Dsb $429,456

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jane Anne George
FEC H4TN02084
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 30 Sep 23; Tot $507,572; Dsb $317,274

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jack Burks Allen, Jr.
FEC H4TN03199
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 30 Sep 23; Tot $813,579; Dsb $260,693

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Thomas Eugene Davis
FEC H4TN04247
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 30 Sep 23; Tot $89,248; Dsb $99,412
  Candidate Independent     Kathleen M. Cosgrove
FEC H4TN04239

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Andy Ogles
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Geoffrey Stokes "Stokes" Nielson
FEC H4TN05111; 30 Sep 23; Tot $269,400; Dsb $11,826
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Andy Ogles
FEC H2TN05446; 30 Sep 23; Tot $251,157; Dsb $275,141

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6 Republican Member of Congress  John W. Rose
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Cyril Jason Focht
FEC H4TN06200; 30 Sep 23; Tot $33,015; Dsb $28,372
  Candidate Democratic     John Perkins Kennedy
FEC H4TN06192; 30 Sep 23; Tot $9,721; Dsb $3,540
  Candidate Republican     Joe Reid
FEC H4TN06218
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094; 30 Sep 23; Tot $692,832; Dsb $277,326

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 7 Republican Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry
FEC H4TN07133
  Candidate Democratic     Lore Ann Bergman
FEC H4TN06226
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
FEC H8TN07076; 30 Sep 23; Tot $883,861; Dsb $746,545

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 8 Republican Member of Congress  David Kustoff
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 30 Sep 23; Tot $996,048; Dsb $456,182

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 30 Sep 23; Tot $295,498; Dsb $74,129
  Candidate Republican     Charlotte Bergmann
FEC H0TN09061; 30 Sep 23; Tot $24,611; Dsb $17,150
  Candidate Republican     Antwane Bohanon
FEC H4TN09105; 30 Sep 23; Tot $0; Dsb $0
 

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): 1 incumbent, 11 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 15 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
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Other: 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

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
  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 Elizabethton Star
  WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis
  WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson
  WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville
  WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga
  WLTV TV - CBS - Knoxville
  WMC TV - NBC - Memphis
  WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville
  WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville
  WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga
  WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville
  WVLT TV - CBS - Knoxville

 


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