6th District Senatorial Candidate Gloria Johnson Aims to Revitalize Knox County Democratic Party
Published 10/26/2011 at 10:50 a.m. 2 comments
Gloria Johnson knows the numbers are against her in her campaign for the 6th District state Senate seat. The district is heavily Republican, and she’s running against a member of a local political dynasty. But Johnson wants to do more ...
Fact-Checking Padgett's Claims Against Rogero
Published 10/26/2011 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments
If you’re a city resident and likely voter, there’s a good chance you’ve gotten a mailing from the Padgett campaign about Rogero’s voting record while she was on Knox County Commission from 1990-98.
Padgett and Rogero’s Spirited Post-Primary Week
Published 10/5/2011 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
After months of mostly polite campaigning, including dozens of forums, debates, and dutifully filled-out questionnaires, the two remaining Knoxville mayoral candidates turned feisty in the week after the Sept. 27 primary.
Close Calls: Notes From a Nail-Bitten Primary Election Night
Published 9/28/2011 at 9:09 a.m. 4 comments
Sixteen votes. That’s what Madeline Rogero needed Tuesday night to put her over the 50 percent mark in the race for Knoxville mayor. Instead, she finished with 8,235 out of the 16,500 ballots cast in the primary—which comes out to ...
Knoxville Elections '11: Metro Pulse's Endorsements
Published 9/7/2011 at 2:18 p.m. 3 comments
Metro Pulse's candidate endorsements for the 2011 primary elections.
Knoxville Elections '11: Is There a Vision?
Published 9/7/2011 at 2:17 p.m. 0 comments
A lot of what we want a mayor to do is pretty mundane. We want our streets to be safe, clean, and well maintained. We want someone to pick up the trash. We want our creeks not to flood, and ...
Municipal Candidates Show Us Their Money
Published 7/13/2011 at 11:35 a.m. 0 comments
Financial disclosure. It’s a phrase that makes a lot of people nervous. You’d be surprised at the number of people who don’t realize that their donations to campaigns are a matter of public record. You’d also be surprised at the ...
Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Profile: Ivan Harmon
Published 6/8/2011 at 12:53 p.m. 0 comments
Ivan Harmon has been a school board member, a city councilman, a city employee, and a Knox County commissioner. He was also, 16 years ago, a candidate for Knoxville mayor. And now he is again. In this fourth installment in ...
Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Profile: Mark Padgett
Published 3/9/2011 at 11:09 a.m. 0 comments
Mark Padgett has no experience in the Knoxville political arena, and he’s up against a slate of candidates who each have years of it—Ivan Harmon, Marilyn Roddy, and Madeline Rogero. But Padgett’s not exactly positioning himself as the maverick outsider ...
Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Profile: Madeline Rogero
Published 4/27/2011 at 11:26 a.m. 1 comment
In the third installment of our ongoing series of mayoral candidate profiles, Cari Wade Gervin talks with Madeline Rogero about her frontrunner status and the hazards of having a "liberal" reputation in Knoxville politics.
In the Running: Meet the Candidates for 6th District State Senate
Published 8/24/2011 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
There are any number of ways to break down the race to fill former state Sen. Jamie Woodson’s seat in the 6th District by the numbers. All four candidates are women. Three are Republican. Two have racked up a lot ...
6th District State Senate: The Candidates In Brief
Published 8/24/2011 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
Quick sketches of the candidates for the 6th District state Senate seat: Victoria DeFreese, Gloria Johnson, Becky Duncan Massey, Marilyn Roddy.
6th District State Senate: The Candidates on the Issues
Published 8/24/2011 at 4:11 p.m. 2 comments
We asked each candidate the same set of questions about legislation and issues that have been a source of concern with many of our readers this year. Here’s what the candidates said.
In the Running: Meet the Candidates for City Council Seat A
Published 8/3/2011 at 4:12 p.m. 0 comments
Talking about neighborhoods, development, and the Hillside Plan with George Wallace, John Stancil, Michael McBath, and Paul Berney.
City Council At-Large Seat A: The Challengers in Brief
Published 8/3/2011 at 4:15 p.m. 0 comments
A quick look at who's running for City Council At-Large Seat A.
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