Last week, the newspaper reported concerning the state House District 27 race that Jeff McLaughlin is “the only Democrat running for public office directly representing Blount County” in the general election Nov. 4. That is incorrect. He is one of two Democrats running for two different public offices representing Blount County. The other candidate is Mark Lester, running for the 6th District U.S. House of Representatives seat. Only residents of two precincts – Summit and Rock Springs – are eligible to vote in the state House District 27 race. Voters in all of the county – except the Summit precinct and parts of the Brooksville, Snead, Rock Creek and Susan Moore precincts – may vote in the U.S. House District 6 election.