Today’s Blog

Early Voting Has Ended. Election Day November 4th

Polls open from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Check your voter registration card for your polling location. If you go to the wrong place you will be sent to the correct place. It is your responsibility to arrive before the polls close. If you are in line before the 8:00 PM cut of time you can vote, You can not enter the line even one minute later.

BCDP-True Blue Chili-Potluck Dinner

Saturday November 8th 2014 6:00 PM-  BCDP  FUNDRAISER – Potluck/Chili dinner – Music, Food, Auctions and Entertainment.  Location: American Legion at 224 Waters Road, Maryville.  Tickets $10 – see BCDP executive committee members

This will be a fun event.
Keynote speaker: Terry Adams
Speaker:  Brandon Cook
Singer: Pamela O. Weston will sing her original song “Oh, America”
More info to come.

Early Voting October 15th thru October 30th

Early Voting October 15th thru October 30th Maryville

Municipal Building
400 West Broadway
Maryville, TN 37801
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Everett Gym
318 South Everett High Road
Maryville, TN 37804
Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pellissippi Campus
2731 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Friendsville, TN 37737
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Big Money Put in Our Congressional Races

The following information is courtesy of




Select an election cycle: 

(Date of Primary: Aug 7, 2014)

Race All Candidates Amount
Senate Lamar Alexander (R)*  $6,938,486
George Shea Flinn (R)  $1,812,250
Joe Carr (R)  $1,353,452
Gordon Ball (D)  $454,161
Terry Glen Adams, Jr (D)  $99,877
Brenda Lenard (R)  $26,022
Larry R. Crim (D)  $24,901
Danny Page (R)  $2,186
Frank Christian Agnew (R)  $200
Edmund Louis Gauthier (I)  $0
Eric Schechter (I)  $0
Martin Pleasant (3)  $0
Rick Tyler (I)  $0
Choudury Salekin (I)  $0
Bartholomew J. Phillips (I)  $0
Fred R. Anderson (R)  $0
Tom Emerson, Jr (I)  $0
Harrison Kelly (I)  $0
Joe B. Wilmoth (I)  $0
John D. King (R)  $0
Joshua James (I)  $0
Erin Kent Magee (R)  $0
Floyd Conover (R)  $0
District 01 Phil Roe (R)*  $450,967
Robert D. Franklin (I)  $0
Bob Smith (3)  $0
Dan Hartley (R)  $0
John Paul Rader (R)  $0
Michael Salyer (L)  $0
District 02 John J. Duncan Jr (R)*  $380,247
Jason Zachary (R)  $143,678
Norris Dryer (3)  $0
Bob Scott (D)  $0
Casey Gouge (I)  $0
District 03 Chuck Fleischmann (R)*  $1,229,136
Weston Wamp (R)  $584,861
Cassandra J. Mitchell (I)  $0
District 04 Scott Desjarlais (R)*  $447,015
Jim Tracy (R)  $1,468,783
Lenda Sherrell (D)  $470,786
Yomi Faparusi (R)  $57,497
Steve Lane (R)  $33,816
Michael Warden (R)  $0
Robert Doggart (I)  $0
John Anderson (R)  $0
Chase Williams (R)  $0
David R. Tate (R)  $0
District 05 Jim Cooper (D)*  $593,815
John Smith (R)  $7,688
Christopher Lynn Carter (R)  $2,899
Paul Deakin (I)  $0
Ronnie Holden (R)  $0
District 06 Diane Black (R)*  $992,814
Jerry Lynn Lowery (R)  $0
Mike Winton (I)  $0
Amos Scott Powers (D)  $0
District 07 Marsha Blackburn (R)*  $1,644,145
Credo Amouzuvik (D)  $0
Daniel Nelson Cramer (D)  $0
Jacob Brimm (R)  $0
Lenny Ladner (L)  $0
District 08 Steve Fincher (R)*  $1,432,074
Lawrence Pivnick (D)  $27,485
Dana Matheny (R)  $24,052
John Mills (R)  $9,540
Mark J. Rawles (3)  $0
Rickey Hobson (D)  $0
Tom Reasons (D)  $0
District 09 Steve Cohen (D)*  $572,809
Ricky Wilkins (D)  $263,820
Gregory Joiner (I)  $570
Herbert Bass (I)  $0
Isaac Richmond (D)  $0
Paul Cook (I)  $0
Floyd Wayne Alberson (I)  $0

Data last updated: 08/06/2014.

2014 Elections are Here- Get out and Vote Thursday August 7th

Ladies and Gentlemen there are Democrats running for positions for local County Commission Seats as well as for State Offices.  We here at the Blount County Democratic Party are working hard to provide local Democrats with good candidates and information on those candidates.

For more information regarding the specific candidates for this election who are running for office on the Democratic Ticket along with information on Locations for Early Voting please see our NEW  “ELECTION 2014” tab located at the top of the page next to our Democratic Accomplishment List.   We have provided links to candidate websites and will update those as they become available to us so that you may cast an informed vote for the candidate of your choice.

Marte Lawrence- Vice Chair Blount County Democratic Party & Communications Director




Chili Social and Candidate Forum February 21, 2014

The Blount County Democratic Party will host a Chili Social and Candidate Forum Friday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion located at 224 Waters Road in Maryville.

We wil have Terry Adams U.S. Senate Candidate and U.S. Senate Candidate Larry Crim  along with TNDP Chair Roy Herron as our guests along with local County Commission Candidates.  Come out an meet your local Democratic Candidates.

Chili with all the fixins’ is our menu along with good Homemade Desserts.  There will be plenty of good food and good conversation. Tickets are on sale now and are $10.00 per person.  You may purchase ahead of time or simply $10.00 at the door.


Chili Social Press Release2.11.14

NEW CALENDAR EVENTS – Updated November 18, 2013

  • Monday Nov. 18 –  Blue Cross Blue Shield will hold an informational meeting regarding ACA marketplace –  10am at  MLK Center   Franklin Street Alcoa TN
  • Monday, Nov. 18 – MEET  U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE  TERRY ADAMS –   6pm – Farragut Library  417 N. Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Friday Nov. 22 – BCDP  3rd Friday Event – 5pm – Southland Books.
  • Wed. Nov. 20th at noon – Wanda Sobieski will present the slide show (The Legacy and Challenge of Suffrage) at  YWCA downtown Knoxville. Sponsored by East TennesseeLawyers Association for Women.
  • Thurs. Nov. 21 – The public is invited to attend the premiere of “Remote Area Medical,” a feature film documentary on the nonprofit that provides free health care to millions worldwide. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Tickets will be available at the door. There is no charge to attend.
  • Friday Nov. 22 – If you wish to run for an elected office you may begin the process by picking up candidate kits at the Blount County Election Commission office at the Blount County Courthouse.
  • Saturday, NOV 23, 10 am-2 pm – Affordable Care Sign-up  Volunteers are helping people sign up for ACA.


  •  Sunday, NOV 24, 1-5 pm –  Affordable Care Sign-up  Volunteers are helping people sign up for ACA.


  •  Tuesday, NOV 26, 4:30-8:30 pm – Affordable Care Sign-up  Volunteers are helping people sign up for ACA.
  • Thurs. Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving
  • Sat. Nov. 30 – at 10am-2pm – Affordable Care Sign-up  Volunteers are helping people sign up for ACA.
  • Sun. Dec. 1 – at 1pm – 5pm – Affordable Care Sign-up  Volunteers are helping people sign up for ACA.


  • Fri. Dec. 6 – at 11:30 – BCDP 1st Friday event – Southland Books


  •  Sat. Dec.7 – BCDP –  Adopt a Road clean-up — Lincoln Rd. – meet at  10am – Alcoa Credit Union at Hall Rd/ Lincoln Rd. (alternate date for inclimate weather Dec.14.)
  • Sat. Dec. 7 –  at 10am – 2pm – Affordable Care Sign-up  Volunteers are helping people sign up for ACA.
  • Sat. Dec. 7 – at  11am – BCDP Women’s Federation – at Southland Books.
  • Sun. Dec. 8 – at 1pm – 5pm – Affordable Care Sign-up   Volunteers are helping people sign up for ACA.
  • Mon. Dec. 9 – Blue Cross Blue Shield will hold an informational meeting regarding ACA marketplace –   10am at  MLK Center   Franklin Street Alcoa TN
  • Thursday Dec. 12 –  BCDP Executive Committee Meeting – 6:30pm – at Blount County Library
  • Wed. Dec. 18 – Blue Cross Blue Shield will hold an informational meeting regarding ACA marketplace –   10am at  MLK Center   Franklin Street Alcoa TN


  • Thurs. Dec. 19 –  Blount County Commission usually meets on 3rd Thursday of the month.


  • Friday Dec. 20 – BCDP – 3rd Friday event – 5pm – Southland Books

*Affordable Care  Sign Up Dates for November and early December.

Below are dates and times in November and early December when volunteers will be available to help people sign up for Affordable Healthcare.
These dates are scheduled for the Blount County Library in the computer lab.

Saturday, NOV 23 — 10 am-2 pm
Sunday, NOV 24 — 1-5 pm
Tuesday, NOV 26 — 4:30-8:30 pm
Sat. Nov. 30 — 10am – 2pm
Sun. Dec. 1 —  1pm – 5pm
Sat. Dec. 7 —  10am – 2pm
Sun. Dec. 8 —  1pm – 5pm

County Charter Government Debate Additional Information

There has been much information floating about regarding the current push for a change in our form of county government.  The push is to move to a county charter form of government from the current form.  I am supplying copies of the research I obtained from MTAS the program through the University of Tennessee that assists local governments to give any one who is interested more details regarding the proposed changes.  Click on either of the link in this post to go to the pdf document for futher information.


Marte Lawrence


Blount County Democratic Party


County Charter Form of Government


Blount County Democratic Women’s Club Annual Bean Dinner

Blount County Democratic Party – Bean Dinner – at the American Legion Building (224 Waters Rd  Maryville, TN 37803) – Menu: Beans, cornbread, coleslaw, cake –  Gerrae Messer will be collecting commitments to prepare food and clean up.  TN Dem. Party Chair, Roy Herron has been invited. We are awaiting his response.  Tickets $10.