Sheri Weiner has announced she will not be challenging Bo Mitchell for his seat in the State House. Councilman Weiner was considered to be a strong challenger of Mitchell if she would have sought the Party's nomination. She is conservative on economic issues and socially moderate and has served Bellevue well and was reelected to her Council district seat without a challenger.
District 50 runs from Goodlettsville in the northern part of the county and runs to the southwest along the northern and western edge of the county taking in Bellevue. The district should be winnable for Republicans with the right candidate and adequate support. It is considered about evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. In the last election for that seat, Republican challenger Troy Brewer lost to Mitchell by 430 votes out of 17,774 votes cast. In 2014 Republican challenger Charles Williamson came within 157 votes of beating Mitchell out of 23,260 votes cast.