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: 6th District

Three candidates, each staking a claim to different sections of the political spectrum, are vying to represent the city’s most diverse district.