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The information below is from the City of Knoxville website for Election Information.

WBIR has also posted television interviews with each candidate to their website.

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2017 CITY PRIMARY ELECTION SCHEDULE

July 31, 2017

Final day to register to vote before election

August 9, 2017

First day of Early Voting period

August 22, 2017

Final day to request an absentee ballot

August 24, 2017

Final day of Early Voting period

August 29, 2017

Election Day


2017 CITY GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULE 

August 9, 2017 First day to request an absentee ballot
October 9, 2017 Final day to register to vote before election
October 18, 2017 First day of Early Voting period
October 31, 2017 Final day to request an absentee ballot
November 2, 2017 Final day of Early Voting period
November 7, 2017 Election Day


Click here to view all election schedules 



CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS


City Council Districts Map

City voters will elect five new members to the nine-member Knoxville City Council in 2017. Candidates will be running for open seats in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Districts.

Because all five current Council members representing those districts are term-limited and cannot run for re-election, that means that a majority of the next City Council will be new first-time Council members.
 

The open seats and current office holders are:

1st District - Nick Pavlis
2nd District - Duane Grieve
3rd District - Brenda Palmer
4th District - Nick Della Volpe
6th District - Daniel Brown



CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

These candidates seeking to run in the Aug. 29 primary have filed their nominating petitions with the Election Commission:


1ST DISTRICT

Greg Knox
Website: www.Knox.Vote
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KnoxVote


Rebecca Parr
Website: www.VoteRebeccaParr.com

Stephanie Welch
Website: www.Vote4Welch.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SWelch1st
Twitter: @SWelch1st


Andrew Wilson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wilson4KnoxDistrict1
Website: www.WilsonForKnoxville.com



2ND DISTRICT

Brandon Bruce

Website: www.BrandonBruce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrandonBruceKnoxville
Twitter: @Brandon_Bruce

Wayne Christensen
Website: www.ChristensenForCityCouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteChristensen
Twitter: @WayneFor2nd


Andrew Roberto

Website: http://AndrewJRoberto.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectRoberto

David Williams
Facebook: www.facebook.com/David-Williams-for-Knoxville-City-Council-1127891340573653


3RD DISTRICT

James Edward Corcoran
Website: www.CorcoranForCouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JamesCorcoranForKnox 

De'Ossie Deon Dingus, Sr.

Jody Mullins
Website: www.JodyMullins4Knox.com

Seema Singh Perez
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Seema3rdDistrict


4TH DISTRICT

Dan Davis
Website: www.DanDavis4Knoxville.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DanDavis4Knoxville


Jack Knoxville
Website: www.JackKnoxville.com

Amelia (Amy) Parker
Website: www.AmeliaParkerForCityCouncil.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AmeliaParkerForCityCouncil


Lauren Rider
Website: www.VoteLaurenRider.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteLaurenRider

Harry Tindell

Website: www.HarryTindellForKnoxville.com


6TH DISTRICT

Joyce Brown
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoyceBrownCC

John A. Butler
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Butler4D6

Maurice L. Clark, Sr.

Michael Covington

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectCovington

Charles Frazier
Facebook: www.facebook.com/charles.frazier.35

David Gillette

Website: www.6District4Gillette.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/6District4Gillette
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DGillette33


Zimbabwe U. Matavou

Gwen McKenzie
Website: www.VoteGwenMckenzie.com

Jennifer Montgomery
Website: www.VoteJMO.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Montgomery-for-City-Council-District-No-6-800508380117550

Damon Rawls
Website: www.ElectDamon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectDamonRawls 


Kennie Riffey

Shawnee Rios

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteShawnee

Brandy Slaybaugh
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrandySlaybaugh



OTHER CITY COUNCIL SEATS:

Candidates for the 5th District and the three at-large Council seats run in a different election cycle - with the Mayor and City Judge - so those elections do not come up for another two years. Mayor Madeline Rogero, 5th District Council member Mark Campen, At-Large Council members George Wallace, Marshall Stair and Finbarr Saunders, and City Judge John R. Rosson Jr. were elected to four-year terms in 2015.

To be eligible to run for a specific district seat, a candidate must reside in that district. The at-large Council members can reside anywhere in the city.

Candidates running for a district seat square off in a primary election in which residents of the district are eligible to vote. The top two vote-getters run citywide in the November general election.

All City races are non-partisan.

See a map of the City Council districts. Learn more about City Council in general, or get to know better your elected officials, including Mayor Rogero.

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