It's election day in Knoxville! Meet the candidates

With the November election approaching, 30 candidates across Knoxville are running to fill five open City Council seats.

The city of Knoxville will see sweeping leadership changes during the November election.

Five of the nine seats on city council will soon need to be filled. The council members representing the first, second, third, fourth and sixth districts are all term-limited, and therefore cannot run for re-election. 

This means citizens will soon elect five first-time members during the general election in November. 

A record-breaking 30 people are running in the various districts in the Aug. 29 primary. After the primary, only the top two candidates from each of the districts will move on to the Nov. 7 general election.

Thirteen people filed for the District 6 seat, thought to be a record.

More than 75,000 people are eligible to vote in this month's primary. Election officials anticipate less than 10 percent turnout.

In order to inform Knoxville residents of the choices in the upcoming primary and election, WBIR 10News and Fox 43 News at 6:30 anchor John Becker have reached out to each of the candidates for roundtable interviews, starting with District 1. The interviews are formatted to last approximately two and a half minutes and ask open-ended questions to find out how a candidate intends to serve their respective district if they were elected.  

The city of Knoxville have hosted several "Go Vote! Knoxville" information sessions ahead of the election to allow people to meet with the candidates in their district from 5:30 to 7 p.m. So far, the 1st through 4th and 6th districts have held their meet and greets. The 5th district will be the last to meet on September 7 at the Christenberry Community Center. 

Below are interviews with candidates in the order they are listed on the city of Knoxville's election information page. More interviews will be added to the page through the summer as candidates come forward for interviews.

 

District One

Greg Knox

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Website: www.knox.vote

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KnoxVote

 

Rebecca Parr

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Website: www.voterebeccaparr.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/voterebeccaparr/

 

Stephanie Welch

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Website: www.Vote4Welch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SWelch1st

Twitter: @SWelch1st

 

Andrew Wilson

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wilson4knoxdistrict1

Website: www.wilsonforknoxville.com

 

District Two

Brandon Bruce

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Website: www.BrandonBruce.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrandonBruceKnoxville

Twitter: @Brandon_Bruce

 

Wayne Christensen

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Website: www.ChristensenForCityCouncil.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteChristensen

Twitter: @WayneFor2nd

 

Andrew Roberto

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Website: http://AndrewJRoberto.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectRoberto

 

David Williams

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/David-Williams-for-Knoxville-City-Council-1127891340573653

 

District Three

James Edward Corcoran

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Website: www.CorcoranForCouncil.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JamesCorcoranForKnox

 

De'Ossie Deon Dingus, Sr.

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Jody Mullins

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Seema Singh Perez

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/Seema3rdDistrict

 

District Four

Dan Davis

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Jack Knoxville

(Yet to be interviewed)

Website: www.jackknoxville.com

 

Amelia (Amy) Parker

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Website: https://www.ameliaparkerforcitycouncil.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/ameliaparkerforcitycouncil/posts/

 

Lauren Rider

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Website: www.VoteLaurenRider.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteLaurenRider

 

Harry Tindell

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District Six

Joyce Brown

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoyceBrownCC

 

John A. Butler

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Maurice L. Clark, Sr.

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Michael Covington

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectCovington

 

Charles Frazier

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7yeT6olYtI 

David Gillette

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/6District4Gillette

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DGillette33

 

Zimbabwe U. Matavou

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Electzimbabwefordistrict6

Gwen McKenzie

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Website: www.votegwenmckenzie.com

 

Jennifer Montgomery

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Website: www.VoteJMO.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Montgomery-for-City-Council-District-No-6-800508380117550

 

Damon Rawls

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Website: www.ElectDamon.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectDamonRawls

 

Kennie Riffey

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Shawnee Rios

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteShawnee

 

Brandy Slaybaugh

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrandySlaybaugh

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