Anderson County: Terry Frank wins reelection; Barker wins sheriff race

(WVLT) -- Terry Frank won reelection as Anderson County mayor on Thursday night.

She ran unopposed.

In the sheriff's race, Republican Russell Barker held a lead over Democrat Mark Lucas throughout the evening and was declared winner.

Learn more about the governor's race and other state primaries here.

What's on the ballot:


 
Mayoral race:

Terry Frank: GENERAL ELECTION WINNER
Terry Frank currently serves as mayor of Anderson County and won the primary mayoral race. Frank says her goals include citizen's requests, such as ensuring liberty, empowering and growing the community, standing up for what's right, improving quality of life, creating jobs and expanding educational opportunities.


No democratic candidate qualified for the mayoral race

Sheriff's race:

Russell Barker: GENERAL ELECTION WINNER
Russell Barker won the Republican primary seat for sheriff. Barker says he's running for Anderson County sheriff because "our citizens deserve someone who not only understands the problems facing our communities but has solutions to fix them." Barker currently serves as director of the 7th Judicial Crime Task Force.


Mark Lucas: Democratic Primary winner
Mark Lucas holds the Democratic seat in the sheriff's race after primary votes were counted. Lucas currently serves as chief deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff's Department. He joined the Knox County Sheriff's Office in 1978 and boasts his 40 years of experience in law enforcement. Lucas says he's trained in several areas of law enforcement, including community policing, criminal investigations, jail management, court security, communications, incident command, emergency management and public safety operations.

Here's a list of all the candidates on the Anderson County General Election/State Primary ballot.

Learn more about the Anderson County Primary held May 1 here.