Editorial: Cheatham County Speaks


The meet-and-greet took place on March 31, 2022 at The Livery Stables in Pleasant View (Photo: Submitted)


By: Krystle James

Cheatham County recently had an opportunity to engage with local candidates at the 2022 Candidate Meet & Greet organized by Kelly Ellis of the Livery Stables Event Hall located at 1104 Main Street in Pleasant View. Candidates from both the May 3rd Republican Primary and August County General Election were invited to introduce themselves to the community and speak about their experience, qualifications, and goals.


The Livery Stables Event Hall opened its doors to a full house on March 31.


The following candidates spoke to enthusiastic voters in alphabetical order by last name:


David Anderson - County Commissioner, District 1

Leonard Belmares - Circuit Court Judge 23rd Judicial, Division 3

Tim Binkley - Sheriff

Dan Cook - General Sessions Judge

Anna DiCarlo - County Commissioner, District 4

Matthew Duncan - School Board, District 4

Chris Gilmore - County Commissioner, District 3

Shelly Gupton - Circuit Court Clerk

Jimmy “Coach Harden - School Board, District 4

Chrissy Duke Henderson - Register of Deeds

BJ Hudspeth - County Commissioner, District 3

Margie Jarrell - Trustee

Pam Jones - Cheatham County Mayor

Mary Littleton - Tennessee House Representative, District 78

Suzanne Lockert Mash - Circuit Court Judge 23rd Judicial, Division 3

Diana Pike-Lovell - County Commissioner, District 5

Phillip Maxey - General Sessions Judge

Kerry McCarver - Cheatham County Mayor

Matthew Mitchell - Public Defender - 23rd Judicial District

John Patrick - School Board, District 1

Cindy Perry - Trustee

Bill Powers - County Commissioner, District 4

Elena Roser - School Board, District 5

Jack Sanders - Constable-District 2

Abby Short - Cheatham County Clerk

Drew Spencer - County Commissioner, District 4

Lisa Walker - County Commissioner, District 3

Holly Waller - Circuit Court Clerk

Tim Williamson - County Commissioner, District 2

Rick Wilson - County Commissioner, District 3


Have you made a plan to vote?


Polling Sites:


1st DISTRICT, 1st PRECINCT CHEATHAM COUNTY LIBRARY 188 John Mayfield Dr. Ashland City, TN 37015 (5th Congressional District)


5th DISTRICT, 1st PRECINCT GREENBRIAR CHURCH OF CHRIST 1003 Greenbriar Rd. Ashland City, TN 37015 (5th Congressional District)


2nd DISTRICT, 2nd PRECINCT EAST CHEATHAM ELEMENTARY 3201 Bearwallow Rd. Ashland City, TN 37015 (5 th & 6th Congressional District)


5th DISTRICT, 2nd PRECINCT PEGRAM CITY HALL 308 US-70 Pegram, TN 37143 (5th Congressional District)


3rd DISTRICT, 1st PRECINCT PLEASANT VIEW FIRST BAPTIST 2555 HWY 49 E Pleasant View, TN 37146 (5 th & 6th Congressional District)


6th DISTRICT, 1st PRECINCT HARPETH HIGH SCHOOL 170 E Kingston Springs Rd. Kingston Springs, TN 37082 (5th Congressional District)


4th DISTRICT, 1st PRECINCT WEST CHEATHAM ELEMENTARY 3120 HWY 12 N Ashland City, TN 37015 (5th Congressional District)


4th DISTRICT, 3 rd PRECINCT SYCAMORE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1025 Old Clarksville Pike Pleasant View, TN 37146 (5th Congressional District)


EARLY VOTING MAIN LOCATION CHEATHAM COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE 188 John Mayfield Dr., Suite 100 Ashland City, TN 37015


EARLY VOTING SATELLITE LOCATION PLEASANT VIEW CITY HALL 1008 Civic Ct. Pleasant View, TN 37146


EARLY VOTING SATELLITE LOCATION PEGRAM CITY HALL 308 US-70 Pegram, TN 37143


All of Cheatham County is in – TN HOUSE DISTRICT 78

All of Cheatham County is in – TN SENATE DISTRICT 25

Cheatham County is split into – CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS 5 TH & 6TH


To Register to vote in Cheatham County you must be:

  • A U.S. CITIZEN

  • A RESIDENT OF CHEATHAM COUNTY

YOU MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY

  • (if you have been convicted of a felony and have had your rights restored according to law, you may register to vote)

  • At least 18 years old on /before next election.

Voter registration applications are available at the following locations:

  • Mail-in Application for Voter Registration

  • Election Commission Office

  • Tennessee Driver License Testing Center

  • Public Assistance Agencies

  • County Clerk's Office

  • Register of Deeds Office

  • Your local high school

  • Your local public library

About Registration Deadlines:

If a voter registration deadline falls on a Sunday (the 30th day before an election), the voter registration deadline for both in-person and by-mail applications shall be extended to the following Monday (the 29th day before an election).


Changes of Name or Address Information:


If you are a registered voter in Cheatham County and have changed your name or address, you have until five days before an election to update your registration with the election office. To change your address simply submit your old voters registration card with the new address on the back of the card. To change your name, you are required to file a new registration form to update your signature.


The office hours of the Election Commission are: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Election Commission is located at: 188 John Mayfield Drive in Ashland City