Sumner County Democrats Announce Local Candidates

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Democrats running for County Commission, School Board in 2022 election cycle

The Sumner County (Tennessee) Democratic Party announced that there are a number of Democrats seeking election to local office in this year's election cycle. 2022 marks the first time in Tennessee history that races for school board will be partisan.

In announcing the candidate slate, party chair Jessie McKinney said:

I’m so excited to share with you that we have SEVEN Democrats who are running for county offices and have qualified to be on the May 3 primary ballot. This is a historic number of Democratic candidates in Sumner County.

The list of candidates includes:

  • County Commission District 5: LaToya Holcomb
  • County Commission District 8: Deborah Alston
  • County Commission District 13: Brenda Dotson
  • County Commission District 13: Jawon Lauderdale
  • County Commission District 23: Jason Baggett
  • School Board District 3: Hilary Nimmo Lounder
  • School Board District 9: Roxie Kelsey

Group to offer training for candidates, legislative advocacy

As the Sumner County Democratic Party now has candidates running for seven local offices, the party will be offering training on running campaigns as well as training on legislative advocacy.

The overview of candidate campaigns and legislative advocacy will take place on March 7th at 7:00 PM at the party's local headquarters located at 333 W. Main Street, Suite F, in Gallatin. The event will give people a chance to meet the candidates. There will also be an opportunity to learn about pending state legislation and its potential impact on Sumner County. A Zoom option is also available.

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