Knox County Mayor
- Bob Thomas - Current Commissioner-at-large
- Buddy Burkhardt - Knox County GOP chairman
- Brad Anders - Knox County commissioner - not yet confirmed
My thoughts: Brad is pretty much a given. Also, Glen Jacobs, who wrestles for the WWE as Kane, also is rumored.
Knox County Circuit Court Clerk
- Tim Wheeler - former deputy clerk
- Scott Smith - SEC Member - Insurance Executive
- Don Ridings - Accounting Executive
- Charles Susano - Knox County trustee staff
My thoughts: Incumbent Cathy Shanks has said she is not seeking re-election. There have been rumors that Randy Kenner, who practically runs the place now, has been approached about the gig.
Knox County Clerk
- Sherry Witt - current Register of Deeds
My thoughts: Incumbent Foster Arnett Jr is term-limited. Witt is pretty much a given to run for the post and win. She'd do a good job as clerk.
Knox County Register of Deeds
- Nick McBride - current Deputy Register of Deeds - not officially announced
My thoughts: This, too, is pretty much a given. Nick has spent a career in the office and could step in and run it right now if needed.
Knox County Commissioner at-large seats (there are two)
- R. Larry Smith - former Commissioner
- Justin Biggs - Knox County Trustee's Office staff
- Larsen Jay - Active Community Charities/ Organizations/ Entertainment Executive
- Ivan Harmon - former City/ County executive
My thoughts: Incumbents Bob Thomas (who is running for county mayor) and Ed Brantley are not seeking re-election. It will be interesting to see whether voters want a couple of former commissioners to come back. Expect Larsen Jay to be a formidable opponent for anyone.
Knox County Sheriff
- Lee Tramel - current KCSO deputy chief
- Tom Spangler - former KCSO deputy chief
My thoughts: Incumbent Jimmy "J.J." Jones is term-limited. If not, he'd probably win again. Lee knows that office as well as anyone and will make a smooth transition if he wins (which is expected).