Special election set for March to fill Jim Tracy's seat

Nov 27, 2017 at 03:34 pm by Voice Wire

The dates have been set for the primary and general elections to fill the seat vacated by Jim Tracy.

The primary for Tennessee State Senate District 14 is set Jan. 25 while the general election will be held on March 13, according to The Tennessean.

Earlier this month, Tracy resigned his seat to take a new job as Tennessee state director of Rural Development.

Republicans Joe Carr and Shane Reeves announced their intentions to run in the GOP primary for the special elections. 

Democrat Gayle Jordan announced her plans to run.

Other candidates have until Dec. 14 to file their qualifying petitions.

Tracy was first elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2004. During his tenure, he served as assistant floor leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and a member of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate State and Local Government Committee. In January, he was named to Senate leadership as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Key dates


Friday, January 5: Early voting begins for primary election

Thursday, January 18: Absentee request deadline for primary election

Saturday, January 20: Early voting ends for primary election

Thursday, January 25: ELECTION DAY – Special Primary

General Election

Wednesday, February 21: Early voting begins for general election

Tuesday, March 6: Absentee request deadline for general election

Thursday, March 8: Early voting ends for general election

Tuesday, March 13: ELECTION DAY – Special General

Source: Tenn. Secretary of State


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