First of all, did you know there is an election on Aug. 2? The ballot includes races for seats on the Franklin Special School District Board of Education and the Williamson County Board of Education in the the odd-numbered districts.
Also on the ballot on Aug. 2 is the Republican primary for the three seats from Williamson County in the Tennessee House of Representatives. 63rd District state Rep. Glen Casada faces no opposition, while his fellow incumbent in the House, state Rep. Charles Sargent from the 63rd District, faces opposition from Rob Hathaway.
Three men are vying to become the first to represent the newly created 65th District, which includes significant portions of Franklin as well as dips into southern Williamson County and parts of Spring Hill.
In the race for three seats on the Franklin Special District Board of Education, incumbents Robert Blair and Melanie Hembree are on the ballot with challengers Alicia Spencer Barker, Jane Ebb McClure, Kevin G. Townsel, and Preston Elliott. The top three vote getters will be elected.
Reapportionment of the County’s voting districts had an impact on the Williamson County Board of Education as at least one incumbent — District 3 member Janine Moore — ineligible to seek reelection after final district lines were drawn.
There are six races on the ballot for the Williamson County Board of Education. In District 1, Eddie Creech and Kenneth Peterson are facing off, while in District 3, PJ Mezera is running unopposed as is incumbent District 5 rep Gary Anderson.
In District 7, Robert Hullett and Brian Randolph are facing off for that seat where incumbent Susan Graham is not seeking reelection, while in District 9, incumbent Rick Wimberly is unopposed, as is District 11 rep Mark Gregory.
The results of the 2010 census are now coming to light as the county has finished its redistricting based on population so every registered voter in the county should receive a new voter registration card no later than July 1, according to a recent article in the Williamson Herald.
Voting precincts have also been realigned and you can see that list by following this link.
The last day to register to vote in the Aug. 2 elections is July 3. Early voting will be held July 13-28.