Six Independents in race to Finish


August 5 Loudon County General Election

By: Pat Hunter


Now that the dust has settled from the May 4th Republican and Democratic Primary election, its time to move forward to the August 5  Loudon County General - State Primary Election.

There's a sense of frustration all around the country with the two political parties and voters are looking for other choices and options. There are many reasons for considering Independents, Independents are not held to party politics and they are able to vote in the best interests of their constituents.


Question: Why didn't the name of Independent candidates appear on the May 4th Primary ballot?

Answer: Independents do not run in the Primary race. The Primary Election race is strictly for candidates who declare in the Republican or Democratic Party Primary Election. The names of all Independent candidates will appear in their respective races on the August 5, Loudon County General Election ballot.  Independents will run against their respective counterparts Republicans or Democratic candidates. 

Question: Do I need to register for a specific party, Republican or Democratic?

Answer: No. Tennessee does not have a party registry. In the August 5 State Primary County General Election, you have the option of voting in the Republican or Democratic Primary and County General ballot. In some instances, voters may choose to skip the Republican or Democratic Primary race altogether and just vote in the County General Election, that's your choice.

Voter Information:

Last day to register to vote in the August 5 County General Election: July 6

Early Voting: July 16 - July 31

Locations: Roane State Community College, 100 W. Broadway, Lenoir City

Loudon County Office Building, 100 River Rd., Loudon, TN  


Loudon County voters will have some choices in the August 5 County General Election. The following Independent candidates are running for Loudon County Commission or General Session Judge. 



Loudon Commission District 1 Seat B  - Sarah Dailey (I)  Website

Loudon County School System Solutions blog


Lenoir City Commission District 2 Seat A - Daryl Miller (I)  Website  Vote for Daryl E. Miller


Eaton - Browder Commission District 5 Seat A  - Robert Dishner (I)  Website  www.robert


Eaton - Browder Commission District 5 Seat B  - Pat Hunter (I)   



THE HUNTER REPORT - PAT HUNTER, citizen advocate


General Sessions Judge Candidates:


Lee Ledbetter (I)       Website  www. ledbetter for judge. com


Mary Longworth (I)    Website Mary Longworth for General Sessions Judge