Candidates from Williamson County begin filing for state, county elections

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Candidates have begun filing for state and county positions ahead of the Aug. 6 election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Candidates have begun filing for state and county positions ahead of the Aug. 6 election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Candidates in Williamson County have begun filing for state and county positions ahead of the Aug. 6 election later this year.



The election will cover state and federal primaries for the Tennessee House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Tennessee Senate and the U.S. Senate. Candidates decided Aug. 6 will move on to the Nov. 3 general election. The election will also determine new members of county positions, including the assessor of property and positions on local school boards.



The deadline for candidates to file to be included on the ballot is April 2. The following list will be updated as more candidates file. Here are the candidates who have filed so far:




  • Casey Ward from Franklin has filed as a Democrat to run for the position of a representative of the 61st District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Incumbent Glen Casada from Franklin has filed as a Republican for the position of a representative of the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Casada was the speaker of the House before resigning from the position last year.

  • Incumbent Sam Whitson from Franklin has filed as a Republican to run for the position of a representative of the 65th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Incumbent Sheila Cleveland from Brentwood has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the seventh district for Williamson County Schools. Cleveland was appointed to the board in 2017, according to WCS.

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