The 2020 municipal election has been set for the first Thursday in August, or Aug. 6.

This year will see Tullahomans head to the polls to cast their ballot for mayor, two aldermen seats and three school board seats.

The Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the election date at its January 13 meeting at the request of Coffee County Election Administrator Andy Farrar.

According to state statute, election notification is required no later than 120 days before the election, meaning the board would have until April 9 to notify Farrar if it wanted to hold its election Aug. 6.

Both the mayor and aldermen terms are set at three years each while the school board terms are set at four years each.

According to city documents, the terms of Mayor Lane Curlee and Aldermen Robin Dunn and Jerry Mathis are all up for new terms this year.

Curlee has not publicly stated whether or not he will be seeking reelection. Dunn said she is not yet ready to go public with any decision on the matter. The News has reached out to Mathis for comment.

The school board terms expiring belong to School Board Chairman Pat Welsh, Vice Chairman Kim Uselton and board member Gigi Robison.

There have been no public comments from any of the board members as to whether or not they will be seeking reelection, though The News has reached out for comment.

Anyone wishing to pick up a petition for these races can do so beginning Monday, Feb. 3, according to the election commission. Qualifying petitions are available at the election commission office located in the Coffee County Administrative Plaza. The address is 1329 McArthur St. Suite 6 in Manchester.

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Erin McCullough has won awards for her news reporting, community lifestyles and education reporting in the three years she's been a journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and currently lives in Tullahoma with her cat, Luna.

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