Johnson Easily Wins Rematch

Gloria Johnson

Johnson Easily Wins Rematch

The former legislator beats GOP incumbent on her third try, resulting in Democrats’ sole gain in Knox County.

by scott barker • november 7, 2018

gloria johnson at the standard tuesday night. She won election to a seat she lost in 2014. (photo by rusty odom)

As Gloria Johnson ascended the stairway to a balcony overlooking the main room of the Standard to deliver her victory speech on Tuesday night, her fellow Democrats chanted her name.
“Glor-i-a! Glor-i-a! Glor-i-a!”
The former teacher prepares for a return to the Legislature.
Johnson’s convincing victory over Republican incumbent Eddie Smith in the 13th District state House race was the high point of the evening for local Democrats. Her election, coupled with Rep. Rick Staples’ re-election without opposition in the 15th District, doubles the number ...

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