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Mannis wins race for Tennessee State House District 18

Eddie Mannis defeated his opponent Virginia Couch for Tennessee State House District 18.
Eddie Mannis v. Virginia Couch
Eddie Mannis v. Virginia Couch(Mannis and Couch Campaigns)
Published: Nov. 2, 2020 at 4:07 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 3, 2020 at 11:41 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Eddie Mannis defeated his opponent Virginia Couch for Tennessee State House District 18.

District 18 is located in Knox County and is currently represented by Martin Daniel.

Eddie Mannis, a Knoxville business owner and native who graduated from Maryville College, previously ran for Knoxville mayor and was defeated by Mayor Indya Kincannon. Mannis is also former deputy mayor and the chair of the McGhee Tyson Airport Board. He has served as Chairman of Zoo Knoxville and served on the board for Covenant Health. He describes himself as fiscally conservative. He also founded Honor Air Knoxville, which flies veterans to Washington D.C.

Mannis took to Twitter to celebrate his win.

The Tennessee House of Republicans congratulated Mannis Tuesday night following his victory.

Learn more about Mannis and his platform here.

View a map of the area included in the district here.

To follow live results as they come in, visit the WVLT Election Central 2020 results page here.

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