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Zelenik to challenge Black in November
Beasley to run on independent ticket
Diane Black Headshot
Incumbent Diane Black of Gallatin will face off against fellow Republican Lou Ann Zelenik from Rutherford County and independent candidate Robert Scott Beasley in the Nov. 6 race for the 6th Congressional District seat in Tennessee.Black will be running for her second term in the officeThe 6th District includes all of Bedford, Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Jackson, Macon, Marshall, Overton, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, and Trousdale Counties, as well as a portion of Wilson County.Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year termsRepublican incumbent Terri Lynn Weaver of Lancaster will be running for re-election to her third term as 40th District representative in November. Two Democrats will face off in the Aug. 2 primary for a shot at unseating Weaver.Wesley Duane Hodges of Gallatin will run against Sarah Marie Smith of Carthage in August.Smith was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 40th District in 2008, but was beaten by Smithville native Cleveland Derrick Bain, who was defeated by Weaver in the general election.The 40th district now includes Gallatin, Bethpage and Castalian Springs, and no longer includes the southern portion of DeKalb County.Wilson County businessman Mark Pody will run unopposed in the 46th district.After redistricting, the 46th District includes the southern portion of DeKalb County.The term of office of state representative is two years.Republican Mason Carter will face off against Democratic nominee Scott Cantrell in the race for DeKalb County Assessor of Taxes in the Aug. 2 election.Carter currently serves as county commissioner for the 1st District.Cantrell defeated incumbent Timothy “Fud” Banks in the March Democratic Primary.Kevin D. Hale and W.J. (Dub) Evins III will vie for the 5th District school board seat.Doug Stephens, whom recently got the nod to finish out the seat vacated by the resignation of Bruce Parsley, will run unopposed for the 6th District position.The school board elections will be held on Aug. 2.The last day to register to vote in the school board election is July 3.School board members serve four-year terms. Carl Lee Webb will run unopposed for the office of 6th District Constable in the August election after defeating Richard Bullard in the Democratic Primary in March.Incumbent 3rd District constable Wayne Vanderpool, who has held the seat for 16 years, is unopposed in his bid for another term.