Democratic Party chairwoman Gloria Johnson seeks Senate seat

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August 15, 2011


NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Gloria Johnson has decided to run for Tennessee's 6th Senate District in the September 27th primary election. She currently serves as the Knox County Democratic Party chairwoman and is running on a platform of education reform.[1]

The special election is being held to replace Jamie Woodson, who left office on July 1, 2011, to become the president and CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).[2]

Three Republicans have already announced that they are running for the seat as well. Victoria DeFreese, Becky Duncan Massey and Marilyn Roddy will face off in the Republican primary.[1]

The general election for the seat will be held on November 8th, and the winner will serve until next year's November election.[1]


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