Election 2020: The Compass Guide

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Election 2020: The Compass Guide

An overview of competitive races and Charter referendums on this fall’s ballot.

October 14, 2020


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As early voting begins today for the Nov. 3 general election, most of the attention is on the presidential contest and the U.S. Senate. But Knox County has a lot of interesting races of its own, and a couple of proposed Charter amendments to boot.

So once you get past the top lines, here are links to our coverage of contested local races and referendums. All of our election coverage has been moved outside our paywall, so the stories are free to read and share.

U.S. House District 2: Rep. Tim Burchett vs. Renee Hoyos

State Sen. District 6: Sen. Becky Duncan Massey vs. Jane George

State House District 13: Rep. Gloria Johnson vs. Elaine Davis

State House District 14: Rep. Jason Zachary vs. Justin Davis

State House District 16: Michele Carringer vs. Elizabeth Rowland

State House District 18: Virginia Couch vs. Eddie Mannis

Board of Education District 6: Rob Gray vs. Liz Henderson vs. Hannah Kirby

Charter Amendment #1: Appointing the Law Director

Charter Amendment #2: Contract Reporting

It’s also worth noting that the 89th state House District does have multiple choices for voters, although incumbent Republican Rep. Justin Lafferty faces no Democratic opposition. Independent candidate Greg Mills is on the ballot, and progressive candidate Kari Keeling is staging a certified write-in challenge. And in the 15th House District, Democrat Sam McKenzie faces independent candidate Troy Jones.

For early voting times and locations, click here.