On February 17, 2017 potential candidates could pick up a petition to seek Knoxville City Council position in District 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. All incumbents are term limited. The deadline to turn in a petition with 25 qualified* signatures from the district is May 18, 2017 at NOON. Any qualifying candidate then has until May 25, 2017 at NOON to withdraw.
In District One, there are 6 individuals that have picked up petitions. Debbie Helsley has returned her petition. She along with candidates Greg Knox and Andrew Wilson have named Treasurers. Having a treasurer means that they can raise and spend money. It also means they must file periodic financial disclosures. Potential candidates Ken Bradley, Rebecca Parr and Stephanie Welch have petitions out and have NOT named a Treasurer.
In District Two, there are 5 individuals that have picked up petitions. Pond Gap Community Organizer David Williams has returned his petition and has named a Treasurer. Wayne Christiansen, Knoxville Attorney and Former Knox County Election Commission Commissioner Andrew Roberto have petitions and named Treasurers. Potential candidates Brandon Bruce and William P. Stone have petitions and have NOT named a Treasurer.
In District Three, there are 3 individuals that have picked up petitions. Seema Singh Perez has returned a petition and named a Treasurer. The other two candidates, Knoxville Attorney James Edward Corcoran and Jody Mullins have petitions and have named Treasurers.
In District Four, there are 4 individuals that have picked up petitions. Lauren Rider has returned her petition and has named a Treasurer. Other potential candidate is Former State Representative Harry Tindell, he has a petition and has named a Treasurer. The other two potential candidates Albert O. Baah and Dan Davis have petitions and have NOT named Treasurers.
In District Six, there are 15 individuals that have picked up petitions. David Gillette, Jennifer Montgomery and Brandy Slaybaugh have returned their petitions and have named Treasurers. Other potential candidates with petitions that have named a Treasurer are Joyce Brown, Michael Covington, Damon Rawls, Shawnee Rios. The potential candidates that have a petition but have NOT named a Treasurer are Former NAACP President John A. Butler, Andre S. Canty, Maurice L. Clark, Sr., Therea Cox, Pete Drew, Kelsey Finch, Lincoln Lincoln, Gwen McKenzie the wife of Former County Commissioner Sam McKenzie.
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*qualified signature is a registered voter (on the Knox County Election Commission role)