Who's Running for County Office?

Yes, there is a local election still to come this year. Not everything was decided in the Republican primary. The candidates for county mayor, county commission and school board have been invited to the City County building main assembly room tonight (Thursday) for a public forum. Everyone is invited, but if you can't get there it will be broadcast on 10News2, community access cable and streamed on CTVKnox.org. It starts at 7 p.m.

The event is hosted by Hubert Smith, who has a show on WUTK, and Lauren Lazaras, co-host of 11 O'clock Rock on Knoxivi.com.

Contested races include county mayor, county commission districts 2, 4 and 7 and at-large seats 10 and 11. School board races contested are in the 7th, 8th and 9th districts. The election is Aug. 5.