About Our Candidates

2020 Democratic Candidates Profiles

 

County Commission

 

District 1

Dr. Dasha Lundy

Dr. Dasha Lundy is a native of Knoxville, TN, having grown up in the community she currently serves.  Dr. Lundy received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Masters of Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.  Dr. Lundy is past president of the Burlington Residents Association.  Dr. Lundy serves on the Board of Trustees of Knoxville College, City of Knoxville Historic Zoning Board, East Tennessee Community Design Center Board, and East Knoxville Business and Professional Association Board.  Her platform centers on strengthening education, community development and economic development in District 1 and all of Knox County.

District 2

Courtney Rogers Durrett

Courtney Rogers Durrett is a native of Knoxville, TN, having spent most of her life in the District 2.  Courtney was exposed to public service early in life when her father, Steve Roberts, served on the Knoxville City School Board.  Courtney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee.  Between her degrees, she worked in the Tennessee State Senate and the Department of Economic and Community Development under Governor Bredesen.  Courtney went on to teach government and history in public high schools in Clarksville, TN and Knox County. Courtney is married to Ruf Durrett and they have two beautiful children, Josie and Finn.  In addition to being a full-time mom, Courtney works in City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods and serves as a substitute teacher for Knox County Schools.  Courtney founded the Fountaincrest Neighborhood Association and is PTO Volunteer Committee Chair at Fountain City Elementary School.

District 4

Todd Frommeyer

Todd Frommeyer is originally from Northern Kentucky.  Todd is a veteran of the United States Navy where he was trained as a Russian Linguist.  After his time in the Navy, Todd obtained a Juris Doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase School of Law at Northern Kentucky University and Master of Laws from the University of Houston Law Center.  After law school, Todd served as an attorney at the Office of Hearings and Appeals for the Social Security Administration before being selected to serve in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp (JAG) for the United States Air Force.  After 12 years as a JAG officer, and twenty years of military service, Todd retired as a Major, and went to work for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Todd is married to Dr. Susan Beth Frommeyer, an OB/GYN practitioner in Knoxville.  They have two wonderful children, Zach and Bethany.

District 5

Kimberly Peterson

Kimberly Peterson is a long time Knoxville resident and community advocate.  Kim is the daughter of two veterans of the United States Armed Services.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Antrhropology and History from James Madison University.  Beginning in high school, Kim developed a passion for community and issue based organizing and she carried that sense of services and advocacy with her through college.  She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Grainger County before continuing her studies at the University of Birmingham, England.  Upon returning home to Knoxville, Kim began her professional career in the non-profit sector, working for organizations such as United Way, the American Cancer Society, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  After Kim’s second child was born with a rare genetic disorder, she left her career to become a full-time caregiver.  She has continued to advocate and organize for the issues most important to her.  In 2016/2017 she co-found Women’s March Knoxville.  Kimberly, and her wonderful husband Greg, have an amazing blended family of six.


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