That makes 112 to fill 38 seats
Editors note; Each Monday until the primary election date, The Herald will print an update of the candidates.
This morning starts a new week for two candidates and 110 others that picked up petitions to run for the 38 government offices to be elected for positions in Sevier County.
Both of the new candidates are seeking county commission seats.
The surprise came last week when Brian Delius, Sevierville attorney and one time serious potential candidate for the coveted 4th District Attorney General office serving Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties.
This will be the first time in 32 years that the retiring current Attorney General Al Schmutzer, Jr.’s name will not be on the ballot.
Delius is seeking a seat in the 10th district commission race. That makes six contenders for two seats.
The largest number of candidates seem to be in the 8th District. Gerald Harrell took a petition to run for the county commission seat in the 8th District. That makes a total of nine names entered in that race for two seats.
The 11th District is the only district that has two incumbents running for two seats. All must be well in the 11th. They must be going so well that it doesn’t even appear on the district map located on the Sevier County Elections Commission website http://www.seviercountyelection.com/map.html.
It was a relatively a quiet past week concerning new candidates or even returned petitions. Thomas E. Cate running for State Executive Committeeman was the sole candidate that has returned his signed petition.
There are a number of candidates that have yet to return their signed petitions. The deadline is February 16th.
There is a list on the back of this section which shows all the offices, the candidates and the status of their petitions.