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Local, State Races Plus Liquor Referendum on Ballot

Posted 10/15/18

Early voting for the November 6, 2018 Election starts Wednesday, October 17 through Thursday, November 1, 2018. The hours are weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The early …

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Local, State Races Plus Liquor Referendum on Ballot

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Early voting for the November 6, 2018 Election starts Wednesday, October 17 through Thursday, November 1, 2018. The hours are weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The early voting location is the Carroll County Election Commission Office, 625 High Street, Suite 113, Huntingdon, Tenn. 38344

Any elderly voter or disabled voter whose polling place is not accessible may vote at the Election Office on Election Day. The voter must complete an affidavit stating that the voter’s polling location does not comply with the provisions of Public Law 98-435 of the 98th Congress. The affidavit must be received in the Election Office by October 27, 2018. Alternatively, you may vote during early voting in the Election Office or request an absentee ballot.

Locally, there are council races in every municipality along with some mayoral races in Carroll County along with a referendum for retail package liquor in Huntingdon.

Here in McKenzie, Mayor Jill Holland is unopposed for another term as Mayor. Incumbent councilman Jason R. Martin is unopposed for another term representing Ward II. Brian Winston is unopposed for councilman in Ward III. Winston is also a Carroll County Commissioner. Newcomer Bobby L. Young runs unopposed for Ward V previously represented by Vice-Mayor Gene Hale who opted not to run for reelection.

In Huntingdon, four candidates are running for three available seats on the Huntingdon council. They include Kelly Barnett Eubanks, Andrew Maddox, Haywood Melton, and John Sanders. The package liquor referendum in Huntingdon will likely draw a lot of attention.

Incumbent James R. Halford is unopposed in his reelection bid as Mayor while Jim Lewis and L.N. McNabb Jr are running for two available seats as aldermen.

Bruceton has the only contested mayoral race with three candidates running including incumbent Robert T. Keeton III, former councilman Frank McGee, and Jenna F. (Nunamaker) Young. Four persons are running for two alderman seats in Bruceton including James A. Butler, Chris Cole, Hecter Ortiz, and Joey Simmons.

In Hollow Rock, Rob Woods runs unopposed for the mayor’s seat while three persons are running for two alderman seats including Bobby Brotherton, newcomer Dewayne Ervin, and Angela C. Stockdale. Michael A. Smith runs unopposed for an unexpired term as alderman.

Local businessman Phil Williams runs unopposed as mayor of McLemoresville while seven candidates are running for five alderman seats. They include Shirley A. Carroll, Melanie Laman English, Angie Martin, Corinne Blow Massey, Don T. Reed, Lana Y. Suite and Celina Shaw, who is a certified write-in candidate not on the original ballot recently released.

Trezevant Interim Mayor Bobby Blaylock is running for the unexpired term of Dennis Mitchell who resigned recently as mayor. Blaylock is a certified write-in candidate for the seat. Two persons have qualified for four available alderman seats. Incumbent Pam D. Joyner and certified write-in candidate Eddie Granger.

Two Tennessee House seats are up for election. In House District 76, incumbent Andy Holt is challenged by newcomer Deane Argenbright while in House District 79, incumbent Curtis Halford is being challenged by Gregory Frye.

Tennessee will be electing a new Governor to replace outgoing incumbent Bill Haslam. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is challenging Republican Bill Lee along with multiple independent candidates.

Incumbent David Kustoff is being challenged by democrat Erika Stotts Pearson and independent James Hart for the 8th US Congressional seat.

In the US Senate, former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn are in a hotly contested race along with several independent candidates to fill the seat vacated by Senator Bob Corker who chose not to run again.

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