The Aug. 2 ballot, which is available July 13 through July 28 for Early Voting, includes tightly contested primary elections for Republican governor nominee and a six-way race for the GOP candidate for state House District 61.
In the Democratic primary, the races to watch are the contest between former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh. Two Democrats also are seeking the nomination for U.S. House District 7: film producer Justin Kanew and Green Beret Matt Reel.
There are no other contested races on the Democratic primary ballot.
The Republican primary has six contenders, including perennial candidate Basil Marceaux, Sr., and Kay White, who ran for Congress in 1995 and 1997 and organized the Tri-Cities Tea Party.
The other high-interest Republican contest is the primary race for House District 61, to replace the retiring longtime incumbent Rep. Charles Sargent.
Rebecca Purington, a Democrat, will face the winner of that contest in November.
The County general election features competition in most of the County Commission districts, but no opposition for County Mayor, County Trustee, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, Juvenile Court Clerk, County Clerk or Register of Deeds.
The Williamson County Democratic Party aimed to recruit candidates for County Commission, and was largely successful.
The candidate profiles for the contested districts are below: