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For every local election, The Daily Times reaches out to candidates with a questionnaire asking them a variety of questions about their personal lives, professional and political experiences and reasons for running for office.
The profiles that appear on 2A of the print edition are gathered together here for easy reference.
Incumbent Art Swann (R) is unopposed in the primary for the Tennessee State Senate District 2 seat.
Bob Ramsey and Bryan Richey are candidates in the GOP primary for the Tennessee House of Representatives District 20 seat. Susan Sneed (D) is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Jerome Moon (R) and Jay Clark (D) are running unopposed in their respective primaries for the Tennessee House of Representatives District 8 seat.
Vandy Kemp (D) is running as a certified write-in candidate for the vacant District 2 seat on Blount County School Board.
Phil Porter is running as a write-in candidate for the open school board seat in District 6. No candidate filed a petition by the deadline to be on the ballot.