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Go Vote Knoxville!




CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS


City Council Districts MapCity voters elected five new members to the nine-member Knoxville City Council in November of 2017. 

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

These candidates won in the General Election in each of their respective districts.

1ST DISTRICT - Stephanie Welch
2ND DISTRICT - Andrew Roberto
3RD DISTRICT - Seema Singh-Perez
4TH DISTRICT  - Lauren Rider
6TH DISTRICT - Gwen McKenzie

OTHER CITY COUNCIL SEATS

Candidates for the 5th District and the three at-large Council seats run in a different election cycle - with the Mayor and City Judge - so those elections do not come up for another two years. Mayor Madeline Rogero, 5th District Council member Mark Campen, At-Large Council members George Wallace, Marshall Stair and Finbarr Saunders, and City Judge John R. Rosson Jr. were elected to four-year terms in 2015.

To be eligible to run for a specific district seat, a candidate must reside in that district. The at-large Council members can reside anywhere in the city.

Candidates running for a district seat square off in a primary election in which residents of the district are eligible to vote. The top two vote-getters run citywide in the November general election.

All City races are nonpartisan.

See a map of the City Council districts. Learn more about City Council in general, or get to know better your elected officials, including Mayor Rogero.





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Go Vote! KnoxvilleGO VOTE! KNOXVILLE is a nonpartisan initiative to encourage community engagement and increase voter turnout in this year’s elections.

It is being managed by the City’s Communications Department and Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Knox County Election Commission and community leaders and sponsors.

Voters will be electing a majority of the next City Council, and Mayor Madeline Rogero and members of the current City Council want robust participation in the election process.

GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE included a series of six get-out-the-vote public meetings, one in each of the six City Council districts.
At these community meetings, Mayor Rogero, current Council members and neighborhood leaders talked about the importance of getting to know the candidates and the issues, and then voting in the Aug. 29 primary and Nov. 7 general election. 

The City and local businesses provided pizza and snacks at these public meetings, as well as family-friendly games and activities. The Election Commission provided voter information, registered new voters and demonstrated how to cast a ballot using its voting machines. Candidates were introduced, and voters had opportunities to talk one-on-one with them.



QUESTIONS ABOUT GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE?

RSVPs are requested from City Council candidates, so that City staff can arrange tables where candidates in the district hosting the meeting can meet with voters. Residents do not need to RSVP — just c’mon down, enjoy the evening with your neighbors, grab a snack and meet the candidates!

If you have any questions about Go Vote! Knoxville, please contact Senior Director of Communications and Government Relations Jesse Mayshark (jmayshark@knoxvilletn.gov) at 865-215-3710 or Deputy Communications Director Eric Vreeland (evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov) at 865-215-3480.