KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – An incumbent Knox County commissioners was unseated and two appointees by Gov. Bill Lee got an endorsement by voters on Tuesday.
RELATED: Election results for Knox County
In the Knox County Republican primary, Kyle Hixon, the incumbent appointed by Lee, won the Criminal Court Judge race over Wesley Stone.
This race was to fill the unexpired term of former Judge Bob McGee, who retired in December.
Eric Lutton won the Public Defender’s race beat Rhonda Lee.
This was another race to fill an unexpired term. Former defender Mark Stephens went into private practice in October after serving as public defender for nearly 30 years.
Lutton was appointed by the governor to fill the post until the election.
Both face no opposition from Democrats in the general election in August.
Kyle Ward, who owns a trash hauling business called Ward Waste Solutions and who is an Afghanistan veteran, won the District 4 County Commission race over Scott Broyles.
Ward will face Democrat Todd Frommeyer in August, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
In County Commission District 5, incumbent finance committee chair John Schoonmaker survived a challenge from Clayton Wood, an attorney and executive director of Thrive after school program.
Schoonmaker will face Democrat Kimberly Petersen in August.
Incumbent property assessor John R. Whitehead defeated Tina Marshall.
David Buuck, longtime deputy to Law Director Bud Armstrong, won the Law Director race, defeating former court clerk Cathy Quist-Shanks.
Armstrong could not seek reelection due to term limits.
On the Democratic side, Dasha Lundy defeated incumbent District 1 County Commissioner Evelyn Gill.
Gill faced controversy after she being accused of mistreating a child in her role as a special ed teacher. She was later cleared.
Knox County School Board
In the non-partisan Knox County School Board races:
Incumbent Jennifer Owen won District 2. She defeated John Meade. Owen pushed back hard against the TVA Tower touted by Mayor Glenn Jacobs.
Incumbent Tony Norman, also an opponent of the TVA Tower move of the school administrative offices, lost to Daniel Watson in District 3.
In District 8, incumbent Mike McMillan outpolled both his challengers combined. He was running against Adam Brown and Leon Daugherty.
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