Summary of 1998 Tennessee's Election Analysis
Publication Date: July 2000
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Mark Dixon
In Tennessee, the only elected statewide office is governor. All other statewide seats are appointed by the Legislature. 1998 was a gubernatorial election year. Tennessee is divided into 33 Senate districts, 18 of which were up for election in 1998, the 17 odd-numbered seats and Senate District 8. District 8 was up in this election due to the death of incumbent Sen. Carl Koella. There is no limit on the number of terms a legislator may serve. Tennessee is made up of 99 House districts, each having one representative. All 99 seats were up for election in 1998.