|Aug. 5 marks a monumental day in Rutherford County.
Not only are they tasked with choosing their party’s representative for the next governor and members of the House of Representative, they are also asked to choose who leads the county for the next four years, as well as school board and road board members.
In the run up to Election Day, The Murfreesboro Post gave the candidates an opportunity to address voters in their own words.
Voters will choose the county mayor, trustee, sheriff, circuit court clerk, county clerk, register of deeds and county commission.
Rutherford County Trustee is running unopposed in his re-election bid and is not included in the guide.
The public also will select persons to represent the Republican and Democratic nominees for the 13th State Senate District, Tennessee House of Representatives for the 34th, 48th, 49th, and 62nd Districts, State Party Executive Committeeman and Committeewoman.
In the State Senate race, candidates Republican Bill Ketron and Democrat Debbie Matthews are running unopposed in their respective primaries.
In the State House of Representatives 48th District, Republican Joe Carr and Democrat David Laroche are running unopposed in their primary, as are Democrat Kent Coleman and Republican Mike Sparks in the 49th District race.
In the State House of Representatives 34th District race Rick Womick is running unopposed in the Republican Primary.
These candidates will be profiled in a future edition of the Post.
Early voting for the Aug. 5 election began Friday and will continue through July 31 at locations around the county.
Rutherford County Commission Candidates
Find your commissioner.
Rutherford County Sheriff Candidates
Democrat Truman Jones, Republican Robert Arnold
Register of Deeds Candidates
Democrat Jennifer Meagher Gerhart, Republican Heather Dawbarn
Circuit Court Clerk Candidates
Democrat Eloise Gaither, Republican Laura Bohling
County Clerk Candidates
Republican Lisa Duke-Crowell, Democrat Lisa Harrell
County Mayor Candidates
Republican Ernest Burgess and Independent David Limbaugh
State House District 62 Candidates
Democratic Candidates: Jenny Hunt, Mike Winton. Republican Candidate: Pat Marsh
State House District 34 Candidates
Democratic Candidates: Bill Shacklett, Mike Williams
U.S. House of Representatives District 6 Candidates
Dee Butler, Ben Leming, Diane Black, Bruce McLellan, Jim Tracy, Lou Ann Zelenik