A Partisan Flavor

In Knoxville’s officially nonpartisan election, GOP-backed Council candidates are running as a unified slate in hopes of unseating the incumbents in the Democratic-leaning city.

A Primary Sweep

Council incumbents flexed their muscles on Tuesday, but a strong showing by GOP-backed candidates ensures a partisan-tinged campaign in a nonpartisan election.

Setting the Stage

Today’s city primary will winnow the field of City Council hopefuls in advance of the November general election.

Early Voting Kickoff

City voters in five of six Council districts can cast ballots from today through Aug. 26 for the Aug. 31 primary.

Platforms on Display

At a forum in East Knoxville, Council candidates discussed their proposals for moving the city forward. There were also some no-shows.

Council Contests: 1st District

Three candidates with sharply contrasting visions for the city are vying to represent South Knoxville and Fort Sanders.

Setting the Rules

City Council agrees on the process to replace Stephanie Welch in the soon-to-be-vacant 1st District seat.

Council’s New Faces

Amelia Parker

With wins by three women, including the first black candidate ever elected to a citywide office, the new City Council will be the most diverse in Knoxville history.

Chilhowee Choices

Candidates for city offices weigh in on consultants’ recommendations for Chilhowee Park and the future of the Tennessee Valley Fair.