Candidates who qualified for local Washington Co. races in November

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Voters in Washington County will have more to consider than who will be president in November.

The qualifying deadline for candidates to appear on the November ballot in Washington County races was noon Thursday, and there are three new faces seeking a seat on the Johnson City Commission.

Three of the five Johnson City Commission seats are up for grabs. Johnson City Commissioner Jeff Banyas is not seeking re-election.

Johnson City Mayor Clayton Stout and Johnson City Commissioner Ralph Van Brocklin both qualified to be on the ballot for re-election. Todd Fowler, William “Bud” Hill Jr. and Joe Wise are seeking first terms on the commission.

There are also contested seats on the Johnson City School Board, the Jonesborough aldermen and for Jonesborough mayor.

Tim Belisle, Jonathan Kinnick, Ronald E. Scott, Bill Smith and Stacie Kilday Torbett are all vying for three open seats on the school board.

Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe is facing challenger Charlie B. Moore.

Three people are in the race for two available seats on the Jonesborough Board of Aldermen. Terry Countermine, Adam Dickson and Jerome K. Fitzgerald are facing off in that contest.

The general election is Nov. 8.

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