Did you know that Marilyn Roddy, Becky Duncan Massey, and Victoria DeFreese are running for the state Senate? Gov. Bill Haslam finally issued a call for the election to replace state Sen. Jamie Woodson last Friday, timing the special election with the city election on Sept. 27.
The first priority for the campaigns will be to get people in the district to know that there is an election. Campaigning candidates, some in city elections, report they knock on doors and residents are not aware that there is a state Senate special election. Most of the district is outside the city, it's a horseshoe around Knoxville.