The Tennessee Conservative Staff –
Democrat Jill Black is the only Hamilton County School Board member who is running for reelection. Black represents District 11.
Rhonda Thurman of District 1, Marco Perez of District 2, Tiffanie Robinson of District 4, Joe Wingate of District 7 and Faye Robinson in District 10 have all opted not to run again.
While Robinson has been a school board member for the shortest amount of time at just over a year, Thurman has served on the Hamilton County School Board for almost twenty years.
Thurman, who is a devout conservative, has expressed her support of Republican Steve Slater to take her place representing District 1.
The deadline to qualify for the March election was Thursday at noon.
Elections for the six open spots will take place, while the other five seats are not currently up for re-election.
Following is the current list of candidates for the upcoming election:
Steve Slater, Republican
Tammy Barnes, Democrat
Ben Daugherty, Republican
Crystal Boehm, Independent
Missy Critchfield, Democrat
Jackie Anderson-Thomas, Democrat
Ed Garcia, Republican
Jodi Schaffer, Republican
David Sean Kelman, Independent
Felice Hadden, Republican
Angie Stone Jackson, Democrat
Sherrie Guinn Ford, Republican
Jill Black, Democrat