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Candidates Express Interest In Representative Holt’s Office

Posted 3/24/20

HUNTINGDON (March 24) — Andrew “Andy” Holt (R-Dresden), who represents the 76th District in the Tennessee State House of Representatives, announced he is not seeking another term of …

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Candidates Express Interest In Representative Holt’s Office


HUNTINGDON (March 24) — Andrew “Andy” Holt (R-Dresden), who represents the 76th District in the Tennessee State House of Representatives, announced he is not seeking another term of office in the state legislature after 10 years of service.

Shortly after Holt’s announcement, several candidates picked up petitions for the post.

Although Holt picked up a petition on February 3, he has not filed it to qualify to be on the August 6 Primary ballot.

After serving five two-year terms in the State House, Holt, who represents the voters of Weakley, Carroll and a portion of Obion County, announced he decided not to run for re-election.

He made the announcement on his Facebook page on Wednesday, March 18.

Holt explained to his constituents he never intended to be a career politician and after 10 years in office, he decided to step aside.

The 38-year-old state representative said he will leave office after the November General Election.

Holt’s departure leaves the race open for those seeking his vacated post. As of press time, eight candidates have shown interest to enter the race for the 76th District in the Tennessee State House of Representatives. It includes five Republicans, one Democrat and two Independents.

Republican candidates are - Dennis J. Doster, Larry L. Gallimore, David Hawks, and Leon Ronald Huestis – all of Weakley County, and Keith Priestley of McKenzie. The lone Democrat on the ticket is Jean A. Little. Independent candidates are Dresden Mayor Jeffery T. Washburn and Rachel Denise Whites. As of Monday noon, Doster, David Hawks are the two who have filed their petition to be on the ballot. The others’ petitions are still outstanding.

Those interested in running for office have until April 2 to file their petitions with the Election Commission. More candidates might decide to enter the race for District 76 State Representative.

Those seeking the Tennessee State Senate 24th District seat are: Republican candidates - Casey L. Hood (from Obion County) and incumbent John D. Stevens of Huntingdon; Independent Yahweh Yahweh (from Gibson County); and Democratic candidate former Paris Mayor Samual Tharpe (Henry County).


Seeking the unexpired term for Chancellor District 24 to fill the seat vacated by Carma McGee, who was appointed to another judgeship, are Benjamin Harmon and Vicki Hoover (R-Paris).


Three positions are set to expire on August 31. Persons who have obtained petitions to run in the August General Election are: Misty Aird, Karen T. Fowler, Jan Latimer (incumbent), Brad Davis, and Shannon K. Godwin.


Persons who have picked up petitions include: Marcus Beal, Morgan Butler, Jason Culbreath, Paul Stokes and Shawna Barger Smith.


Misty Mitchell (incumbent) is seeking the Old Trezevant District seat; David Hilliard, Andy Morton (appointed) and William Robertson (incumbent) are seeking the Old Atwood District seats.


April Hampton is seeking the District 16 At Large seat; Brad Hurley and David Thomas are running for the District 16 Bruceton position; Tim Runions is seeking the District 16-Hollow Rock seat; Nick Maness is seeking the District 18 Westport-Spanish Grove seat.

County School District

Harold McClain is seekin ghe District 1 seat, Kenna Bailey is seeking District 3 seat,

Carroll County Commission District 5

Barry Mac Murphy and Michael Tate, both of Huntingdon are seeking an unexpired term to serve two years.

Andy Holt


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