Candidates from Williamson County begin filing for state, county elections

Voting stock photo
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.





MOST RECENT

Lipscomb Elementary School was named a 2020 recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School Award. (Courtesy Williamson County Schools)
Lipscomb Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

According to WCS, this year marks the 13th time a school in the district has received the award. 

Sugar Drop will move to a new location on Franklin Road. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sugar Drop to relocate to Franklin Road

The party and baking supply store offers a selection of decorations, sprinkles, baking pans and accessories as well as ready-made baked goods such as cakes and cookies. 

The site is near the Williamson County Ag Expo Center along Long Lane in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper
Ladd Park residents express concerns over proposed hockey complex near Long Lane in Franklin

Earlier this summer, plans were presented to the public for the new, 25.17-acre Long Lane Sports Complex, set to be located at Long Lane in Franklin.

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County Schools to survey parents on learning preferences for next semester

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester.

Communication Director Carol Birdsong and Superintendent Jason Golden discussed the asynchronous pilot program during a livestream event Sept. 22. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Williamson County School testing asynchronous program to give teachers more planning, training time

District officials have said they may schedule more asynchronous days throughout the school year, depending on how the pilot program goes.

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 cases dip in Williamson County plus more local news

Read the latest news from Williamson County and Franklin Special School District.

Sal’s Family Pizza is located at 595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 311, Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin pizzeria adds outdoor dining and more local news

Read the latest business and community news from Franklin and Brentwood.

Williamson County school districts working to address COVID-19 learning loss

Compounded with school closures from the coronavirus, education experts predict losses in learning could be higher than average this year.

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases down 3% from last week

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See how Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District compare to neighboring districts, state data

Our special Public Education Edition takes a look at districtwide data in Williamson County.

Sal’s Family Pizza is located at 595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 311, Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sal's Family Pizza in Franklin adds outdoor seating

Just in time for fall weather, Sal's has added outdoor seating to its eatery on Hillsboro Road.