Voter turnout lower in Anderson County

Anderson County only saw a voter turnout of 23.1% of the 47,928 registered voters. However, voters only had one contested race in Anderson County and that was the United States Senate Race that saw Bill Hagerty defeat Manny Sethi, 3,816-3,122 (50.76% – 41.53%).

On the Democratic side, James Mackler (1,196) defeated the eventual statewide winner, Marquita Bradshaw (812) by a margin of 36.13% – 24.53%.

Chuck Fleischmann (6,665) will face Meg Gorman (3,041) in November for the US House of Representatives District 3.

John Ragan (5,562) will face Madison Dittner (183) in November for the Tennessee House of Representatives in District 33.

Dennis Powers (998) will square off against CJ Mitchell (303) in November for District 36 of the TN House.

All other races were unopposed and you can find those totals on the Anderson County Election Commission’s website at

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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