Tennessee bill to limit candidates to run for 1 position held a week

Feb 20, 2024 | Political News

A bill that would prevent Tennessee politicians from running for two public offices at the same time was pushed back one week in the Senate on Thursday.

Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, said Senate Bill 1968 pre-dates Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, running for the U.S. Senate against Marsha Blackburn and for her house seat.

He said it originated with a candidate running for both mayor and alderman two years ago. The vice mayor of the un-named city came to Briggs and he said he began working with the Tennessee Department of Elections on a bill.

“This bill precedes any accusations that are coming from the House,” Briggs said.