Election 2018: County Commission Candidate Forum

Jul 17, 2018 at 10:00 am by League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Rutherford County held a Candidate Forum for the contested Rutherford County Commission Districts in the August General Election.

Contested districts are 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, and 21. Candidates for those districts of the Rutherford County Commission on the Aug. 2 ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

Note that other districts are offered in a separate forum following this one. Some contested races may not be having a forum if the majority of candidates did not agree to participate.

If you're unsure of your commission district, enter your address in this map or enter your info here and check the "County District."

County Commission Sample Ballot

Dist. 1
David Gammon, R

Dist. 2
Steve Pearcy, R

Dist. 3
Michael A. Wrather, R

Dist. 4
Jon Jaques, R

Dist. 5
Carol Cook, R

Dist. 6
Joe Frank Jernigan, R

Dist. 7
Jennifer Edwards, D
Michael Kusch, R

Dist. 8
Edward M. Phillips Jr., R

Dist. 9
Joe A. Gourley, R

Dist. 10
Brad Turner, R

Dist. 11
Rhonda Allen, R

Dist. 12
Robert Stevens, R

Dist. 13
Paul Johnson, R
Brian Rogers, D

Dist. 14
Virgil Gammon, R 

Dist. 15
Craig Harris, R 
David Settles, D

Dist. 16
Phillip Dodd, R

Dist. 17
Jeffery W. Phillips, R

Dist. 18
Melinda Brown, D
Allen McAdoo, R

Dist. 19
Steve Ervin, R
Stacy Nunnally, D

Dist. 20
Lakshmi Giroti, D
Trey Gooch, R

Dist. 21
Patsy Briley, R
Chanto Sourinho, D

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about this program and the League, visit lwvrutherford.org

The League attempts to scheduled forums for all contested general elections. In order to assure impartiality and comply with FCC rules for televised events, a majority of candidates must agree to participate in order for the League to go forward with the forum.

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Thanks to the League of Women Voters for hosting this forum. It was an honor to participate. Here are links to more information about the Democratic candidates running for County Commission: Jennifer Edwards, District 7: https://www.facebook.com/Edwards4District7/ Brain Rogers District 13: https://www.facebook.com/Rogers4Rutherford/ David Settles, District 15: https://www.facebook.com/davidsettlescountycommission15/ Melinda Brown District 18: https://www.facebook.com/Melinda-For-Rutherford-18-701864930177022/ Stacy Nunnally, District 19: http://www.facebook.com/Nunnally4Rutherford Lakshmi Giroti, District 20: https://www.facebook.com/lgforcc/ Chantho Sourinho, District 21: https://www.facebook.com/CommissionerChanthoSourinho/
Thanks, Stacy. Tell them to send their announcements to news@murfreesborovoice.com and we'll publish them. Or they can upload them with a user account. Good luck!
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