Four more candidates qualify, one more petitions for City Council and Judge positions

In the races for Clarksville City Council and Judge, four more citizens have qualified for election in their respective wards. One new citizen has picked up a petition for qualification since last week. The qualification period opened on Monday, June 22nd and the deadline to return the petitions is August 20th.

Seven of the 12 city ward positions will be on the ballot in the upcoming November election. To qualify, a candidate is required to obtain 25 nominating signatures from registered voters in the area of their desired position.

No current elected city council incumbents have currently picked up petitions for their re-election. The current incumbents of the council are: Ron Erb in Ward 3, Tim Chandler in Ward 4, Valerie Guzman in Ward 5, Jeff Henley in Ward 9 and appointed Councilman Gary Norris in Ward 11. Members David Allen in Ward 8 and Jeff Burkhart in Ward 12 are terming out of their respective positions.

In Ward 3, Dajuan Little and Chelsea Camp remain as the two candidates petitioned for the chair. Neither candidate has qualified as of July 9th.

Margaret Thompson and Wallace Redd continue to be the available candidates for Ward 4. Thompson officially qualified for election on July 9th. Both current candidates have officially qualified.

No new contenders have emerged in the race for Ward 5, as Joseph Dasinger, Jason Knight, and Melissa Eldridge are the petitioned candidates. Eldridge and Knight have qualified. Dasinger has submitted his petition and is currently awaiting his official qualification.

In Ward 8, Faye Hobson and Wanda Allen remain as the current candidates for the chair. Allen and Hobson officially qualified for election on July 9th.

Matthew Scott Comperry, Bradley Morrow, and Karen Reynolds continue to be the current candidates in Ward 9. None of them have officially qualified.

Robert Ott has picked up a petition for qualification, joining appointed member Gary Norris in the race for Ward 11. Norris officially qualified to put his name on the ballot as of July 9th.

The candidates in Ward 12 have remained the same since last week, comprising of Trisha Butler, Jonathan Lockwood, Christopher Adam Walker, and David Webb. Butler is the lone candidate to qualify for election as of July 9th.

Incumbent Charles Smith remains unopposed in attempts to secure re-election as Clarksville City Judge, but has yet to officially qualify.

The Clarksville City Council and City Judge elections will take place on November 3, 2020. Additional candidates have until August 20, 2020, to qualify. More information regarding candidates, scheduling, and voter information can be found on the Montgomery County and Go Vote TN websites.

Blaine Kellar

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