47 Messages

  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 12:30 AM

More good to come in 2022

  Hello and Happy New Year! When I was campaigning I promised I would work hard every day to make good things happen for the people of Knoxville. Now, two years into my first term, I am proud of the progress we’ve made. There are more good things to come for Knoxville in 2022. Will you donate t…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
March 4, 2020 at 2:41 PM

Next Week: Join Indya in welcoming James Mackler to Knoxville

Friends, On Monday March 9, please join me, Ben and many others to welcome U.S. Senate Candidate James Mackler to Knoxville. A talented prosecutor, U.S. Army veteran, husband and father, James is incredibly well-qualified and has a compelling story to share. The invitation is attached below, the …
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
January 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM

You’re invited to Indya’s Inauguration as Mayor of Knoxville

  Dear Friends, As I begin my 4th week in office, I want to again express my thanks for your support.  Every day I meet with neighbors, entrepreneurs, artists and advocates, all striving to make Knoxville thrive.  Every day I get to work with the amazing people who keep this city running.  Every…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
December 17, 2019 at 1:35 PM

You’re invited to Indya’s Inauguration as Mayor of Knoxville

  Dear Friends, The big day is upon us!   I would be honored if you would join me for my inauguration this Saturday, December 21st, at 10:30am.  The ceremony will take place at the historic Bijou Theatre located at 803 S. Gay Street. I will be sworn in as Mayor, along with four new City Council …
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 6:14 PM

Thank you!

  Dear Friends, Last night was filled with so much excitement as we found out that I have earned the honor to be Knoxville’s next mayor! I am immensely proud of the campaign that we ran. We had the best ground game, the best volunteers, and I know it was all possible because of your support.  Th…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
November 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Vote today!

  Good morning! It all comes down to today. If you early voted for me, thank you! If you haven't voted yet, today is the day!   Polls are open from 8 am-8 pm. If you don't know where you are supposed to vote, you can find your location here.   This campaign has been about the future of Knoxville…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
November 4, 2019 at 5:48 PM

Tomorrow is a special day (for more than one reason)

  Dear Friends, Tomorrow is a very special day for my family! Yes, it is Election Day. The day that we've been working toward for over a year, when Knoxvillians will choose our next mayor. Not only is it Election Day, but it is also my husband Ben's 50th birthday! I asked him what he wants for h…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 10:33 PM

What's your plan?

  Dear Friends, Now that early voting has ended, there's only one chance for people who didn't vote to get out to the polls and make their voices heard in this election. That last chance is this Tuesday, November 5th and polls will be open 8 am to 8 pm. If you don't know your polling location, c…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 30, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Don't be scared to vote

  Hello! I'm sure you have your costumes ready and your candy by the door, but there's something just as important as Halloween tomorrow-- the last day of early voting! That's right-- it would be scary to let this election go by without voting, so be sure to early vote before the trick or treati…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 26, 2019 at 12:49 PM

Last chance

  Dear Friends,  Wow! I am so humbled by the support my friends have chipped in over the last two days. We are getting close to hitting our goal! We do still need to find another $1,235 by midnight so that we can fully get our message out across the city. If you haven't given yet for this final …
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 24, 2019 at 11:43 PM

The mad dash

  Dear Friends,  I know that you've been getting a lot of emails asking for money in the last few weeks. Trust me, I'm as ready as you are for them to stop! The fact of the matter is that this Saturday is the FINAL fundraising deadline of the campaign. After that, it is a mad dash through the la…
  Carter Hall · [email protected]
October 21, 2019 at 10:12 PM

Do you have time before Nov. 5th?

Hello!  Early voting is well underway and with only 15 days left until Election Day, we have a lot of work left to do to get out the vote! We’ve worked hard the past few months talking to voters and building our list of supporters, now it's time to call and remind them to get out there and help …
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 18, 2019 at 5:14 PM


Hey John, I just got out of a meeting with my campaign manager, Sara. We're planning out the media buy for the rest of the campaign and still have a gap to fill. Can you help us get our ads in front of as many voters as possible? The link is www.indyakincannon.com/donate. Anything you can do woul…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 15, 2019 at 9:59 PM

You can vote tomorrow!

  Hello! Early voting starts tomorrow! There are polling locations across the city that will be open until Thursday, October 31st. You can find all of the information about where and when to vote here.   We have had great momentum coming out of the primary, and now is the time to harness that mo…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 13, 2019 at 11:15 PM

Our newest video!

  Dear Friends, We're in the final stretch of the election. With less than a month until the votes are tallied and with early voting starting on Wednesday, it's coming down to the wire to get our message out to voters across Knoxville. Please take a moment to watch our newest endorsement video a…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 12, 2019 at 6:50 PM

Upcoming events and forums!

Dear Friends, I hope you can join us tomorrow at the campaign's last meet and greet. We will be at Stanley's Greenhouse from 6:30-9:00 PM. There will be live music by Daje Morris and tasty refreshments provided by Randy Burleson. Thank you to the hosts of tomorrow's event: Janice & Scott Toc…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 10, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Economic Developer in Chief

  Dear Friends,  Today I released my plan for economic development and revitalization in Knoxville. My plan is a multi-pronged approach with six broad areas of focus: · Support a qualified workforce. · Foster entrepreneurship and innovation. · Collaborate regionally. · Promote responsible revita…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 7, 2019 at 3:54 PM


  Good Morning!  I had a great weekend knocking doors and talking to voters all over Knoxville. I feel good and am more motivated than ever to win. Would you chip in a couple bucks to keep the momentum going? Grateful for the support of Bill and Darlene Barger and for the homegrown yellow tomat…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
October 4, 2019 at 6:48 PM

The Mayor's Climate Council

  Dear Friends,  Climate change is real and it is hurting our environment, our health and our economy. We need to think creatively and collaboratively about how to reduce our carbon emissions as a community. As Mayor, I will form The Mayor’s Climate Council to bring together stakeholders and pra…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
September 30, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Almost there

  Good Morning!  I just got out of a meeting with my campaign team. The end of quarter fundraising deadline is looming at midnight tonight. Here's the deal: We are $1,438 away from our goal. It is important for us to hit this goal so we can prove our viability for the November general election a…
  Ben Barton · [email protected]
September 26, 2019 at 4:12 PM

I'm a little biased but....

  Hello Friends!   My grandmother once told me that you can learn a lot about a politician by watching how he (or she!) campaigns. I know I’m biased as Indya’s husband, but I could not be prouder of how she’s handling this race to become Knoxville’s next mayor. She’s out knocking on doors, atten…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
September 24, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Marshall Stair and I are hosting...

  Good Morning!  I want to invite you to a special event tomorrow evening.  My friend Marshall Stair has been a forward-thinking leader on City Council over the past 8 years, and I am proud to have his support as I run to be the next mayor.     Join us at Elst Brewing Company (2419 N Central St…
  Sara Burklin · [email protected]
September 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Need water

  Good morning!   I'm at our campaign headquarters this morning getting ready to send our wonderful group of volunteers to knock on doors and talk to voters about why Indya will be a great mayor!   We have the best volunteers in the city, and my ask for you today is to help make sure that our of…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
September 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM

I hope you will join me

  Hello! We are putting together a very exciting event and would love for you to be there!     I hope you will be able to join me at the Hyatt Place Rooftop for a fundraiser on October 3rd. You can click here to RSVP and join the host committee!        KincannonForMayor.com Paid for by "Kinca…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
September 17, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Public safety is fundamental

  Hello! Public Safety is a prerequisite for all the other things we care about -  strong families, sustainable economic development, affordable housing, and healthy neighborhoods.   To provide a safe city, we need a highly trained, fully-staffed and fairly compensated police force that is accou…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
September 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM

On this solemn anniversary

  Dear Friends, I spent most of September 11th 2001, watching tv and holding Dahlia, who was 4 months old at the time, grateful that she was too young to understand what was happening.     The acts of terrorism and pleas for help that I saw that day are etched in my mind forever. So are images o…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
September 9, 2019 at 7:18 PM

The math is simple

  Happy Monday! It has been almost two weeks since I advanced to the general election. If you follow our campaign on social media, you know that we’ve hit the ground running and have no intention of slowing down. The article below makes it clear I’m a good steward of money donated to our campaig…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
September 3, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Here's our plan

  Dear Friends, Thanks to your commitment, help and generosity, we were successful in last week’s primary election!  Now it’s on to the general election, and I’ll need your help more than ever.   I would like to thank Marshall Stair, Fletcher Burkhardt, Calvin Skinner and Michael Andrews for the…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM

On to the General!

  Dear Friends, Last night was filled with so much excitement as we found out that I will officially advance to the General Election in November! We finished second in the primary election, just like I did in 2004. Also like 2004, I am going to spend the next 70 days outworking my opponent to wi…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Today is the day!

  Dear Friends, This is it! Today is Election Day, and I need you to head to the polls and vote if you have not yet voted. Only two of the candidates running for mayor will advance to the General Election so it is imperative that all of our supporters cast their ballot. Click here to find your p…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 26, 2019 at 6:48 PM

Tomorrow is Election Day!

  Dear Friends, Tomorrow is Election Day for the Primary! If you haven’t voted yet and need more information on where you can vote click here. Polls will be open 8am - 8pm, and if you need a ride give us a call at 865-226-9067. If you are in the election day spirit and have time to help us out a…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Last day to vote early and a message from my girls!

  Dear Friends, Today is the last day to vote early in the Primary Election and polls are open until 7pm!  We started our “Getting to Know Indya” video series with my husband, Ben, and I am thrilled to end it with our daughters, Dahlia and Georgia.     Dahlia and Georgia asked to do a video - I…
  Carter Hall · [email protected]
August 20, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Do you have time this week?

Hello!  As many of you know, early voting ends this Thursday, the 22nd. Now is a critical time to let our supporters know to get out and have their voices heard at the polls, and we need your help. We will be hosting supporter Get Out The Vote phone banks Tuesday through Saturday of this week fr…
  Sara Burklin · [email protected]
August 19, 2019 at 12:30 AM

4 days left to vote early!

  Hello! We are closing out the last weekend of Early Voting with a new supporter video. Lisi Schoenbach sat down with us to talk about her friendship with Indya and why she believes that Indya is the best choice for mayor! After watching the video please take a minute to make your plan to vote …
  Sara Burklin · [email protected]
August 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

John Bohstedt shares his support

  Hello! We sat down with John Bohstedt recently and talked to him about his support for Indya and what kind of leader she is for our “Getting to Know Indya” video series. He has been a long time supporter and friend of Indya’s, and he proudly remembers canvassing for her school board campaign i…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM

We have a big deadline

Dear Friends, The last fundraising deadline for the Primary Election is tomorrow night at midnight!  At this point in the campaign it is all hands on deck as we count down to Election Day. Can you chip in before the deadline? Any amount you can afford to give before the deadline Friday night cou…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM

We've knocked on 7,000 doors...

Dear Friends, Thanks to an amazing team of hard-working volunteers, we’ve knocked on over 7,000 doors and made almost 10,000 calls. These conversations have not only spread the word about my candidacy, they’ve also helped me better understand the priorities of people across our city. How do we t…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 12, 2019 at 12:30 AM

Bob Kronick's Endorsement

  Dear Friends, It is hard to learn if you are hungry, tired, and coping with instability and trauma in your home.  Years ago, Dr. Bob Kronick proposed bringing in outside resources to support kids and their families at school.  I embraced the idea right away and voted to bring this strategy to …
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Dahlia's first time voting!

  Dear Friends, We’ve always brought our kids with us to vote and this year, for the first time, Dahlia got to cast her own vote! I’m so grateful for the amazing young woman she has become.    Dahlia and I casting our ballots at Downtown West!  Early voting sites are open from 11am to 5pm toda…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

A new personal endorsement!

  Hello! I am proud to have the support of my friend State Representative Gloria Johnson. She is never afraid to stand up for what she believes, and she knows that leaders have to make difficult decisions every day. Watch the video below to hear how she made her decision to vote for me!     Ear…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 6, 2019 at 11:30 PM

Early Voting starts tomorrow!

  Dear Friends, Early voting starts tomorrow morning!  There are 5 early voting sites across Knoxville and you can find early voting locations and times here.  This is the moment we’ve been building toward since last November.  You’ve been with me as I’ve knocked on doors throughout the city, at…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
August 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Special message for the first day of school!

  Hello! I hope that all Knox County Schools students had a great first day of school today.  Starting a new school year is exciting and can also be a little overwhelming.  I am grateful for all the people who help our children feel loved and accepted at school, including our custodians. Leslie …
  Sara Burklin · [email protected]
August 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM

This is a good one!

  Hello! We are really excited by the response to the first “Get to know Indya” video featuring her husband Ben, and we think you’ll love today’s video just as much! Tina Rosling talks about her friendship with Indya and their leadership of the 4th & Gill neighborhood group.     Thanks for …
  Sara Burklin · [email protected]
July 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Getting to know Indya with Ben Barton!

  Hello! This marks the beginning of a new series of videos that we will be releasing every week leading up to Election Day! These videos are testimonials from some of Indya’s biggest supporters and closest friends; they will give you a little more insight into the kind of person Indya is, the r…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
July 29, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Are you registered?

  Dear Friends, Today is the last day to register to vote before the City’s primary election on August 27th.   If you aren’t registered to vote already, please take the time to do so today.  Early voting begins on August 7th.  Please finalize your plan to vote during the early election period, w…
  Indya Kincannon · [email protected]
July 28, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Thankful for our lives

Dear Friends, Eleven years ago our Sunday started out pretty normal.  Ben had to catch an early flight to go to a work conference.  The girls and I dropped him off at the airport, had breakfast at Shoney’s, then went to Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.  There was a special perform…
  Kincannon for Mayor · [email protected]
July 23, 2019 at 12:19 AM

Thank you for joining our e-mail list!

  Dear John, Thank you for joining our e-mail list. Contact Information: John xxxxxx [email protected] We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the campaign! Meantime, please follow us on social media and join us at our next event!