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)

This article has been updated as of April 2, 2020.

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:




  • Incumbent Brandon Ogles from Franklin has filed as a Republican to run for the position of a representative of the 61st District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Samuel Bledsoe from Brentwood has filed as a Democrat to run for the position of a representative of the 61st District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Terrell McDaniel 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.

  • Jatin Shah from Brentwood has filed as a Democrat to run for the position of a representative of the 61st District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • 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.

  • Williamson County School Board member Brad Fiscus has filed as an Independent to run for the position of a representative of the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • John Fite from Franklin has filed as a Democrat for the position of a representative of the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Fite has also filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the eleventh district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Karen Kendall-Fite from Franklin has filed as a Democrat for the position of a representative of the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Kendall-Fite has also filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the eleventh district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Elizabeth Madeira from Franklin has filed as a Democrat for the position of a representative of the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • 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.

  • Jennifer Foley from Spring Hill has filed as a Democrat to run for the position of a representative of the 65th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Michael Lawson from Fairview has filed as a Democrat to run for the position of a representative of the 65th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Kreis White from Thompson's Station has filed as a Democrat to run for the position of a representative of the 65th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Shannon Crutcher from Fairview has filed to run for the position of a city judge for the city of Fairview. Crutcher was appointed interim city judge in 2019.

  • Shawn Sirgo from Fairview has filed to run for the position of a city judge for the city of Fairview.

  • Incumbent Angela Durham from Fairview has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the first district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Incumbent Eliot Mitchell from Thompson's Station has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the third district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Jennifer Moss from Thompson's Station has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the third district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Incumbent Gary Anderson from Nolensville has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the fifth district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Jennifer Aprea from Arrington has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the fifth district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Jennifer Bourne from Brentwood has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the fifth district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Margie Johnson from Nolensville has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the fifth district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Brian Snyder from Nolensville has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the fifth district for Williamson County Schools.

  • 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.

  • Incumbent Rick Wimberly from Franklin has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the ninth district for Williamson County Schools.

  • Incumbent K.C. Haugh from Franklin has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the eleventh district for Williamson County Schools.

  • John Fite from Franklin has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the eleventh district for Williamson County Schools. Fite has also filed to run as a Democrat for the position of a representative of the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Karen Kendall-Fite has filed to run for the position of a school board member representing the eleventh district for Williamson County Schools. Kendall-Fite has also filed to run as a Democrat for the position of a representative of the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Incumbent Alicia Barker from Franklin has filed to run for the position of a school board member for the Franklin Special School District.

  • Incumbent Robert Blair from Franklin has filed to run for the position of a school board member for the Franklin Special School District.

  • Incumbent Kevin Townsel from Franklin has filed to run for the position of a school board member for the Franklin Special School District.

  • Incumbent Gina Mangrum from Fairview has filed to run for the position of a city court clerk for the city of Fairview.





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