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Davidson County

Tennessee Voter Guide – 2022 Primary Races

How To Vote For, Not Against, Your Values

Ratings: Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete, including our Tennessee Taxpayers Protection Pledge.

Our highest ratings go to candidates who will defend freedom, stand for free enterprise, or have a conservative and/or biblical worldview based on their ability to stand firm against efforts to increase taxes, size of government, weaken law and order, and crush individual freedom. Here is our rating system:

  • ***** The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement.
  • **** Very good.
  • *** Acceptable.
  • ** Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning.
  • * Terrible. Do Not Vote. All your other votes will count.

Davidson County Ratings

Tennessee; Davidson County, District Attorney General, Primary Election

Glenn Funk, Democrat ** (Endorsed)

Sara Beth Myers, Democrat **

P. Danielle Nellis, Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 2, Primary Election

Edward Arnold, Independent ***

Rachel Anne Elrod, Democrat *

Janeen Kingma, Republican ***

Todd Pembroke, Republican ***

Mark Woodward, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 4, Primary Election

John Little, Democrat *

Berthena Nabaa-McKinney, Democrat **

Kelli Phillips, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 6, Primary Election

Fran Bush, Independent **** (Endorsed)

Natalie L. Martin, Democrat *

Cheryl D. Mayes, Democrat **

 

Tennessee; Davidson County School Board, District 8, Primary Election

Erin O’Hara Block, Democrat *

Chris Moth, Democrat **

Amy Pate, Independent **** (Endorsed)

 

JUDICIAL RATINGS

 

Judges sitting on the courts may be incompetent, corrupt or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.

 

There are two types of judges: judicial activists and strict constructionists. A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values.

 

Judicial activists overturn voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have a different belief system, twist the law to rationalize their decisions, and impose their own moral codes, political beliefs, and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.

 

Strict constructionists impartially arrive at a fair judgment based on law.

Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.

HOW WE COME UP WITH A FINAL RATING

We come up with a final rating by taking the average of the candidate’s Judicial Index and Qualifications. For example, if the candidate had a Judicial Index of 8 and Qualifications of 6, their overall rating would be 7.

Rating

Judges are rated on a scale of 1-10 — 10 being best.

9 – 10 Stars – The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement

7 – 8 Stars – Very good

5 – 6 Stars –  Acceptable

3 – 4 Stars –  Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning

1 – 2 Stars –  Terrible. Do Not Vote, Unless We Say Endorsed. All Other Votes Will Count

Tennessee; Davidson County, Circuit Court Judge, Division I, Primary Election

David Briley, Democrat **

Wendy Longmire, Democrat **** (Endorsed)

Tennessee; Davidson County, Circuit Court Judge, Division VII, Primary Election

Larry Hagar, Democrat ***

Andra Hedrick, Democrat **** (Endorsed)

John Manson, Democrat ***

Tennessee; Davidson County, Criminal Court Judge, Division III, Primary Election

Cheryl Blackburn, Democrat ***** (Endorsed)

Kyle Parks, Democrat **

Tennessee; Davidson County, Criminal Court Judge, Division V, Primary Election

Khadija Babb, Democrat **

Monte D. Watkins, Democrat *** (Endorsed)

Tennessee; Davidson County, Criminal Court Judge, Division VI, District 20, Democratic Primary Election

Cynthia Chappell, Democrat ***

Seth Norman, Democrat *****(Endorsed)

Tillman Payne, Democrat **

Marcus Shute, Jr., Democrat *

Tennessee; Davidson County, General Sessions Judge, Division II, Primary Election

Melissa Blackburn, Democrat *** (Endorsed)

Kenneth Redditt, Democrat **

Tennessee; Davidson County, General Sessions Judge, Division V, Primary Election

Robin Kimbrough Hayes, Democrat ***

Dianne Turner, Democrat **** (Endorsed)

Tennessee; Davidson County, General Sessions Judge, Division VI, Primary Election

Frank E. Mondelli, Jr., Democrat **** (Endorsed)

Jim Todd, Democrat **

Paul Walwyn, Democrat ***

Tennessee; Davidson County, General Sessions Judge, Division VIII, Primary Election

Rachel L. Bell, Democrat *

Erin Coleman, Democrat **(Endorsed)

Tennessee; Davidson County, General Sessions Judge, Division IX, Primary Election

Brian A. Horowitz, Republican ****** (Endorsed)

Lynda F. Jones, Democrat ****

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