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County GOP to meet Jan. 20 to introduce candidates

The elections of 2022 will be new territory for many candidates, including those running for county commission and school board seats.

The Anderson County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 20, to introduce some of those Republican candidates.

Because a larger group than normal is expected, the meeting has been moved to the Clinton Church of God, 635 Hillcrest St., on the corner of Highway 61 and Hillcrest Street, Clinton.

Party meetings are the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

In addition, the Anderson County Republican Party offers the following explanation for those interested in running:

Every candidate who asks the Election Commission office for a petition to run for public office will be asked if they want to run under a political party designation.For county commission and school board seats, potential candidates must choose between only an R for Republican or an I for independent. The Democratic party is not accepting candidates to run as a Democrat for these offices. Therefore, candidates for county commission and school board who personally vote at the polls on the Democrat primary ticket and would have run as a Democrat must instead choose to run as an independent.

Anyone wanting more information about this month’s meeting or about running as a Republican candidate should contact the chairwoman by calling or texting Myra Mansfield at 865-712-8027 or by sending an email to