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Summary of 1998 Tennessee's Election Analysis

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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.