Writs of Election Issued for State Senate District 18 and House District 98
NASHVILLE – Governor Bredesen today announced that he has issued two Writs of Election to fill the vacancies in the Office of State Senator for District 18 and the Office of State Representative for District 98. The vacancies were created by the resignation of Senator Diane Black of Sumner County and the death of Representative Ulysses Jones, Jr. of Shelby County.
The Writs direct the Sumner and Robertson County Election Commissions to hold Democratic and Republican primary elections to fill the vacancy in the Office of State Senator, District 18 on Thursday, January 20, 2011, and also direct the Shelby County Election Commission to hold Democratic and Republican primary elections to fill the vacancy in the Office of State Representative, District 98 on the same day. The general election for both vacancies will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
The Writs of Election are issued in accordance with Article II, Section 15, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee and Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-14-202.