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Next Election is Just Around the Corner

Happy New Year to all!
Welcome back to reality as we shake off the holiday cobwebs. The next election cycle is already right around the corner, with some primaries just eight short weeks away. Several important seats that will impact Williamson County are at stake this year with the school board (odd number districts and special school district), sheriff, and state representative positions (districts 61, 63, 65, 92) in the mix, not to mention the upcoming presidential primary and other judicial elections for District 21. Early voting starts February 14 – 27 with the primary date of Tuesday March 5. Time to get in gear!
Our relentless efforts need to continue to ensure the voices of the majority of our residents are heard and we elect those who believe in our goal of electing leaders who are committed to supporting the greater good in a constructive and positive manner and are not motivated by self-interests and divisive, ideological issues. We were pleased to see the resounding support for common sense candidates in the Franklin city elections and now need to expand this into the upcoming county elections.
As a reminder, our intent is not to necessarily get involved in every seat up for grabs, but to focus more on those where there are definitive differences in the positions of those competing for the same seat. While it is still early in the campaign season, we are seeing some races where we have potentially divisive candidates who do not represent our community’s overall beliefs. The Coalition has created a questionnaire asking for defined positions and will be reaching out to candidates in the coming days. In the meantime, here’s what you can do:
  • Spread the word about what the Coalition is trying to accomplish and get people signed up for the movement. Just have them go to the following link to sign up to get more information: Coalition for Common Sense TN
  • Reaching as many people as possible takes funding. Please consider donating to help with more effective communications tools. Click here to donate.
  • Getting new residents and those who have not taken the time to register to vote. We would also recommend checking your voter registration status. Every vote matters as in the last municipal election proved to make a real statement. To be eligible, a resident must register by Monday, February 5 at 4:30 p.m. To complete the process or check on their registration status, click:  Register to vote in Tennessee. If you or someone you know want to register online, just go to this link:  Go Vote TN
Stay tuned as we will be sharing candidate information and endorsing candidates in races where there are clear differences. 
Thank you for your support.