Early voting for the County General Election (and Federal/State Primaries) begins on Friday, July 17. Early voting is open to any registered voter in the county. Any registered voter may vote at any one of the six (6) early voting sites within the county regardless of their actual place of residence. Early voting is open July 17 to August 1. Election Day is August 6.
Tennessee has nonpartisan voter registration. There is no option to affiliate with a political party on the voter registration form. Voters do not declare affiliation with a party in order to vote in primary elections, but they must choose one party’s ballot, i.e., you may choose either the Republican or Democratic ballot for the Federal/State Primaries. ALL of the County candidates will be on both the Republican and Democratic Federal/State Primary ballots whether candidates are Republicans, Democrats, or Non-Partisan (e.g., School Board). You may vote for any candidate in the County General Election regardless of political affiliation.
Search for your County District here. Your ballot will include ONLY your district, i.e., if you live in District 5, you will see three Williamson County School Board candidates on the ballot.
Williamson County School Board (vote for one) – There are two contested WCSB seats up for election in Districts 3 and 5.
District 1 – unchallenged seat, incumbent Angela Durham will remain on the WCSB
Incumbent Eliot Mitchell
[email protected], (615) 336-2138
Current school engagement: Three grown children attended WCS K-12, wife WCS Secondary Education Counseling Specialist
Professional: Director for OpenText, Inc. for 30 years; BS in Computer Science from MTSU
History: Native Tennessean who moved to Williamson County 27 years ago for the schools
Politics: WCSB Member 2016-present, Spring Hill Alderman 2003-2015, ran for Williamson County Commission in 2014, appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen to the State of Tennessee Workforce Development Board 2011-2014
Other groups and associations: Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Spring Hill Parks and Recreation Commission, Spring Hill Library Board of Trustees, President of Spring Hill HarMoniX (a community choral group), Ruling Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Spring Hill, Co-founder of HCRA (South Williamson Athletic Association)
Current school engagement: Three children attend Heritage Middle and Independence High
History: Moved to Tennessee from California in 2003 and to Williamson County in 2017
District 5 is northeast Williamson County and includes Nolensville and Triune. Confirm your district by entering your address here. Three candidates – Jennifer Aprea, Margie Johnson, and Brian Snyder – are running for the District 5 WCSB seat currently held by Gary Anderson, who announced his retirement on April 1.
Current school engagement: Two elementary school children in WCS, 6 years volunteering in their classrooms and schools, 3 years on the PTO Board, currently serving on the Parent Advisory Committee to the Director of Special Education in WCS
Professional: 2 years working with The Arc Tennessee as Director of Family Engagement in Special Education, BS in Social Science and Teaching Credential from University of California, Irvine; 12 years teaching grades K-6 in public schools, 3 years serving as a Master Teacher to Student Teachers earning their credentials, 8 years advocating for children with disabilities
History: Moved to Williamson County in 2015 for the schools
Other groups and associations: Served on the Katie Beckett Technical Advisory Committee with TennCare, Appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve on the Advisory Board for Westat, the Federal Comprehensive Center Network for the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia; currently serving on the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN) Advisory Council, currently serving on the Transition Tennessee Leadership Team
[email protected], (615) 482-0081
Current school engagement: Three sons in WCS, Nolensville High School PTSO secretary, team mom for NHS football team
Professional: Collaborative Inquiry Coordinator for Metro Nashville Public Schools, Doctorate degree in educational leadership in 2014, former middle school teacher and district administrator, 24 years of experience working in education in TN, NC, and KY
Other groups and associations: Nolensville Youth Athletics coach and board member, President-elect of the American Educational Research Association Date-Driven Decision-Making Special Interest Group
Current school engagement: Two children at Mill Creek Elementary where his wife is a teacher’s aide
Professional: Founder of Snyder Entertainment, Co-Owner of Wash 37135, worked at Dell from 2002 to 2014 leading the enterprise technology training organization, graduated from MTSU in 2000 with a degree in electronic media journalism
History: Lifelong Middle Tennessee resident
Politics: Alderman for the town of Nolensville 2009-18, Nolensville vice mayor and on the Planning Commission for Nolensville in 2013, filed paperwork to run for Nolensville Mayor in 2018 but withdrew due to the time commitment
Other groups and associations: Ezell Harding Christian School Alumni Advisory Board, deacon at the Church at Nolensville
District 7 – unchallenged seat, incumbent Sheila Cleveland will remain on the WCSB
District 9 – unchallenged seat, incumbent Rick Wimberly will remain on the WCSB
District 11 – unchallenged seat, incumbent KC Haugh will remain on the WCSB