Ahead of Aug. 4 primaries, some state races already decided

Election

With early voting already underway and the August primary just days away, some races have already been decided due to no challenger either in the primary or general elections.  

We already know the following lawmakers will return to office.  

STATE SENATE

In the State Senate a total of 5  incumbents will be returning without any challengers. They are: 

  • TN Sen. Dist. 11    Bo Watson  
  • TN Sen. Dist. 15   Paul Bailey  
  • TN Sen. Dist. 17   Mark Pody  
  • TN Sen. Dist. 23  Kerry Roberts  
  • TN Sen. Dist. 29  Raumesh Akbari 

Those who will most likely return include Sen. Jeff Yarboro (Dist. 21) and Sen. Ed Jackson (Dist. 25). They both have challengers from an independent candidate but not from a major party.  

STATE HOUSE

In the State House a total of 42 incumbents will be returning without any challengers.  They are: 

  • TN House Dist. 1    John Crawford  
  • TN House Dist. 2    Bud Husley  
  • TN House Dist. 3    Scotty Campbell  
  • TN House Dist. 4   John Holsclaw Jr.  
  • TN House Dist. 5    David Hawk  
  • TN House Dist. 6    Tim Hicks  
  • TN House Dist. 7     Rebecca Alexander  
  • TN House Dist. 9     Gary Hicks 
  • TN House Dist. 11    Jeremy Faison 
  • TN House Dist. 16    Michele Carringer  
  • TN House Dist. 17    Andrew Farmer  
  • TN House Dist. 21    Lowell Russell  
  • TN House Dist. 22   Dan Howell  
  • TN House Dist. 23    Mark Cochran 
  • TN House Dist. 28    Yusuf Hakeem 
  • TN House Dist. 29    Greg Vital  
  • TN House Dist. 30    Esther Helton  
  • TN House Dist. 36    Dennis Powers  
  • TN House Dist. 38    Kelly Keisling  
  • TN House Dist. 42    Ryan Williams  
  • TN House Dist. 45    Johnny Garrett  
  • TN House Dist. 46   Clark Boyd  
  • TN House Dist. 50   Bo Mitchell  
  • TN House Dist. 51   Bill Beck  
  • TN House Dist. 56   Bob Freeman  
  • TN House Dist. 57   Susan Lynn  
  • TN House Dist. 58   Harold M. Love, Jr. 
  • TN House Dist. 62   Pat Marsh 
  • TN House Dist. 66    Sabi “Doc” Kumar 
  • TN House Dist. 70   Clay Doggett 
  • TN House Dist. 72    Kirk Haston  
  • TN House Dist. 74   Jay Reedy 
  • TN House Dist. 77   Rusty Grills 
  • TN House Dist. 80  Johnny Shaw  
  • TN House Dist. 82   Chris Hurt  
  • TN House Dist. 83   Mark White  
  • TN House Dist. 87   Karen Camper  
  • TN House Dist. 88   Larry Miller  
  • TN House Dist. 93   G.A. Hardaway  
  • TN House Dist. 94   Ron Gant  
  • TN House Dist. 96   Dwayne Thompson 
  • TN House Dist. 98   Antonio Parkinson 

Those who will most likely return include Rep. Tim Hicks (Dist. 6), Rep. Dale Carr (Dist. 12), Rep. Patsy Hazlewood (Dist. 27), Rep. Rush Bricken (Dist. 47), and Rep. Debra Moody (Dist. 81)  

They all have challengers from an independent candidate but not from a major party.