Sheriff Seals, Mayor Waters win reelection bids in Sevier County
Sheriff Ronald "Hoss" Seals won his reelection bid in Sevier County, and Mayor Larry Waters won as well.
Seals ran unopposed in Thursday night's general election.
Rain caused high waters across the county on Thursday as folks headed out to vote on election day.
"We wanted to get here early before the line got long. We thought, 'well maybe if it's raining it'll hold some people off,'" said Hank Jones, a voter in Sevierville.
Several precinct parking lots were almost empty and poll workers said it had been a slow day.
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No democratic candidate qualified for the mayoral race Sheriff's race: Ronald L. "Hoss" Seals: GENERAL ELECTION WINNER Ronald L. "Hoss" Seals currently serves as sheriff and is running for re-election. Seals says he wants to enhance equipment and add personnel to improve courthouse security, partner with schools to ensure student safety, and enhance street crimes and narcotics efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.
No democratic candidate qualified for the sheriff's race Here's a list of all the candidates on the Sevier County General Election/State Primary ballot. Learn more about the Sevier County Primary held May 1 here.