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Early voting period begins Wednesday

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Early voting will begin Wednesday for the Nov. 2 general election, including the race for Tennessee governor, an amendment to the Tennessee constitution to protect the right to hunt and fish, and other state and local contests.

Early voting will run Oct. 13-28 in the basement of the county courthouse. Hours are 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Mondays, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.

In the governor's race, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam is the Republican nominee while businessman Mike McWherter, the son of former Gov. Ned McWherter, is the Democratic nominee. They face a field of 14 independents.

The 6th District U.S. House seat and the 62nd District Tennessee House seat will also be on Bedford County ballots.

Mayors and some council or board members in Shelbyville, Wartrace and Normandy are also up for election. Bell Buckle held its town election in August.

The proposed constitutional amendment, would add a provision to the state constitution guaranteeing the right to hunt and fish, subject to "reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law."

Here is a list of the candidates, with (I) indicating an incumbent. Candidates without a party affiliation listed are running as independents.

Governor

Bill Haslam, Republican

Mike McWherter, Democrat

Bayron Binkley

Brandon Dodds

Samuel David Duck

David Gatchell

June Griffin

Toni K. Hall

Mike Knois

Boyce T. McCall

Donald Ray McFolin

Linda Kay Perry

James Reesor

Thomas Smith II

Howard M. Switzer

Carl Twofeathers Whitaker

U.S. House, District 6

Diane Black, Republican

Brett Carter, Democrat

Jim Boyd

Brandon E. Gore

Tommy N. Hay

David Purcell

Stephen R. Sprague

State House, District 62

Pat Marsh (I), Republican

Jenny W. Hunt, Democrat

Shelbyville

MAYOR

Wallace Cartwright (I)

Alton Davis (write-in)

CITY COUNCIL

WARD 2

Sam Meek

Al Stephenson (I)

CITY COUNCIL

WARD 4

Lee Roy Cunningham (I)

June Taylor

James I. "Jamie" Williams

CITY COUNCIL

WARD 6

Thomas Landers (I)

Rex Northcutt

Wartrace

MAYOR

Don Gallagher (I)

Ron Stacy

ALDERMAN (2 SEATS)

Paul Cagle

Roston Floyd

Patsy Gregory (I)

Ed Simpson (I)

Carolyn Phillips (write-in)

Normandy

MAYOR

Larry Nee (I)

ALDERMAN

Evelyn Hittson (I)


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