Knoxville mayoral candidate Mark Padgett announced this afternoon he's received endorsements for office from former opponents Ivan Harmon, Joe Hultquist and Bo Bennett as well as Knox County Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones.
Padgett's campaign sent out a news release and Padgett announced the endorsements in a 1 p.m. news conference downtown.
Padgett came in second behind Madeline Rogero on Sept. 27 in a five-candidate, non-partisan primary. Rogero lacked 16 votes to claim an outright victory among the candidates. She needed 50 percent of the vote plus 1 vote and she received 49.9 percent, according to the Knox County Election Commission.
Padgett came in second with 22.65 percent, Harmon third with 22.33 percent, Hultquist fourth with 4.23 percent and Bennett fifth with 0.90 percent, according to the commission.
Padgett and Rogero will vie for Knoxville's highest elected office Tuesday, Nov. 8.
More details as they develop online and in Thursday's News Sentinel.