Voters will be able to cast their ballots for a new mayor this year as Mayor Madeline Rogero’s term comes to a close.

In the Aug. 27 primary election, voters select one candidate for mayor. If a single candidate does not receive the majority of all votes cast, the top two move onto the general election. Early voting begins Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. 22.

The candidates have confirmed their appearances at the Knoxville Mayoral Debate on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Jewelry Television, 9600 Parkside Drive. The event, presented by the Knoxville Chamber, will air live on WBIR-TV, Channel 10 at 7 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO Submit a question for the candidates. 

Learn more about the candidates’ views on issues important to the business community in their profiles, linked below.

For more information on the ballot or to register to vote, visit

All candidate profile information was submitted by the candidate’s election campaign committee. If a candidate’s profile is not listed, no information was submitted on behalf of the candidate. The Knoxville Chamber does not support or endorse candidates in local elections. 


City of Knoxville Mayoral Candidates

Michael Andrews

Fletcher Burkhardt

Indya Kincannon

Eddie Mannis

Calvin Skinner

Marshall Stair