BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County voters will elect multiple constitutional officeholders this August, and some races are shaping up to have multiple contenders — including at the party primary level.
County Mayor Steve Godsey has potential challengers within his own Republican Party, as well as one candidate who has filed to run as an independent.
Godsey has filed to seek the GOP nomination to run for re-election. April Mumpower and former County Commissioner Mark Vance each have picked up, but not filed, the paperwork to seek the GOP nomination to run for county mayor. David Webb has filed to run for county mayor as an independent.
County Sheriff Wayne Anderson is facing two challengers from within his own Republican Party, one from a retiree of the sheriff’s office who has filed to run as an independent and a prospective Democratic Party candidate.
Anderson has filed to seek the GOP nomination to run for re-election. John Paul Blevins and County Commissioner Ty Boomershine each have also filed to seek the GOP nomination. Joe “Joey” Miller, a retired member of the sheriff’s office, has filed to run for sheriff as an independent. John Taylor has picked up the paperwork, but not yet filed, to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for sheriff.For an expanded version of this article, please see Monday’s print edition or our expanded electronic edition.