Elections held in more than 200 municipalities statewide
By KATE COIL
TML Communications Specialist
Voters went to the polls in more than 200 municipalities as elections were held to coincide with the state and federal generation elections on Nov. 8.
In addition to the municipal officials on the ballot, there were 14 cities that held local referendums on issues ranging from liquor by the drink to wine in grocery stores to local sales tax rates to changes to municipal charters. Of the 201 cities and towns that held elections, five held referendum-only votes.
Incumbent Wayne Evans was unopposed in the race for city commissioner and received 143 votes.
Incumbent Jackie Hamm will be joined by newcomer Brian Burks on the Adamsville City Commission after fending off challengers Jeff Pyron and Heather C. Webster. Hamm led the vote count with 407 followed by Burks with 294, Webster with 199, and Pyron with 124.
Jennifer Frazier defeated fellow challenger Brandon Lecker for the unexpired commission seat with Frazier earning 415 votes to Leckner’s 158. Frazier had been previously appointed to fill the vacant seat until the election.
Incumbent Tanya Martin will be joined by newcomers Stephen T. Biggar and Josh Blair after defeating fellow challengers Eddie Hall and Jim Hammontree for the three open seats on the Alcoa city commission. Martin led the vote count with 1,137 followed by Biggar with 1,036, Blair with 1,011, Hall with 847, and Hammontree with 694.
Alcoa Mayor Clint Abbott and Commissioner Vaugh Belcher did not seek re-election.
Voters in Algood approved a referendum allowing wine in grocery stores with 740 voting in favor and 313 voting against.
Alderwoman Yvonne M. Gernt defeated incumbent Patricia “Pat “Brown Clark for the Allardt mayoral seat. Gernt earned 125 votes to Clark’s 117.
Newcomer Jim Wheaton ran unopposed and took the seat formerly held by Gernt with 213 votes.
Incumbent Jana Barrett ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Altamont with 163 votes. Incumbent Nina Fults will also be joined by newcomer Caleb Smartt for the two open seats on the Altamont Board of Mayor and Alderman. Fults earned 156 votes while Smartt earned 130.
Mike Magnusson was re-elected mayor of Ardmore, defeating challengers Wayne Harvell and Jonathan Lee Peters. Magnusson earned 199 votes to Harvell’s 96 and Peters’ 32.
Incumbent aldermen Jason Sherman and Spencer N. Smith will be joined by Joe Stagner for the three open aldermen positions in Ardmore. Sherman led the vote with 51, smith with 52, and Stagner with 49.
Incumbent Dick Pelley will be joined by newcomers Larry D. Eaton and Steven S. Sherlin on the Athens City Council, defeating incumbents Mark Lockmiller and Bo Perkinson along with challengers John M. Duggan, Judy Hamilton, Jim O’Bringer and Kay Simmons for the three open seats.
Eaton led the vote total with 1,407 followed by Pelley with 1,125, Sherlin with 1,087, Simmons with 947, Duggan 858, Perkinson with 799, Lockmiller with 786, O’Bringer with 517, and Hamilton with 467.
Alderman Barry L. Akin ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Atoka with 2,329 votes. Incumbent Mayor W. Daryl Walker did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Daniel Feldmayer and John Harber will be joined by newcomer Christopher S. Schaeffer on the board of aldermen, defeating challengers Daniel T. Lovett, Matt Peters, and Henry Pose for the three open seats. Shaeffer will take the seat occupied by Akin.
Feldmayer led the vote total with 1,291 followed by Harber with 1,046, Schaeffer with 1,013, Posey with 1,002, Peters with 629, and Lovett with 535.
Newcomer Fridie Algee Jr. defeated fellow challengers Taylor Coulter and Mike Tolley for the mayoral seat in Atwood. Algee earned 111 votes followed by Tolley with 105 and Coulter with 67. Incumbent James Halford did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Jim Lewis and Randall D. Long fended off challenger Christopher James Cannon for the two open aldermen seats. Lewis earned 175 votes, Long 170, and Cannon 126.
Incumbents Tom C. Carter and Gary Zander ran unopposed and were re-elected to the two open Baneberry City Commission seats. Carter earned 180 votes and Zander 167.
Alderman David Parsons defeated challengers Steven Brent Hammonds, John Lackey, and fellow alderman Kevin Quinn for the mayoral seat in Bartlett. Parsons earned 7,646 votes followed by Hammonds with 6,427, Quinn with 4,101, and Lackey with 434. Parsons will take over from Mayor Keith McDonald, who did not seek re-election.
Newcomer Harold Brad King defeated challengers Casper Briggs, Jimmy D. Norman, and Victor Read or the Alderman Position 1 seat previously held by W.C. “Bubba’ Pleasant. King garnered 9,197 votes, followed by Briggs with 3,403, Norman with 2,516, and Read with 1,514.
Robert Griffin defeated fellow challengers Stephen Spencer, Thomas Stephen Jr., and Brandon S. Weise for the Alderman Position 2 seat previously held by Mandy Young. Griffin earned 7,675 vote, followed by Weise with 2,994, Spencer with 2,475, and Stephen with 2,207.
David Reaves defeated challenger Paul Kaiser for the Position 3 Alderman seat previously held by Parsons. Reaves earned 9,719 votes to Kaiser’s 5,936.
Incumbent Ben Waller ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor with 495 votes. Incumbents Mickey Ankrom and Eddie Doulgas also fended off challenger Christopher Masson for the two open alderman terms. Ankrom led the vote count with 373 followed by Douglas with 329, and Masson with 158.
Newcomer Clayton Forsyth defeated fellow challenger Billy R. Miller for the one open seat on the Beersheba Springs City Commission. Forsyth earned 86 votes to Miller’s 25.
Incumbents Rusty Moore and Louise C. Bryan and newcomer Neal Clayton fended off challenger Charley Thornburg for the three open city commission seats in Belle Meade. Moore led the vote count with 1,091 followed by Clayton with 964, Bryan with 887, and Thornburg with 750. Incumbent Bob Weigel did not seek re-election.
John M. Wood defeated fellow alderman Gilbert Atkins and newcomer Kelvin Sanders for the Bethel Springs mayoral seat. Wood led the vote count with 134 followed by Atkins with 43 and Sanders with 39. Incumbent mayor Gary L. Bizzell ran for one of the two open alderman seats and won alongside newcomer Donald Jackson, defeating challenger Pauline Smith. Jackson led the vote total with 129 followed by Bizzell with 123, and Smith 104.
Incumbent Marvin Braden ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Blaine with 458 votes.
Four incumbents also ran unopposed and took the four open alderman seats. Darrell Ray Williams led the vote with 359, Adam Davis with 352, Michael Pitts with 341, and Patsy McElhaney – running as a write-in candidate – earned 19. Davis is the newest member of the board having been appointed to serve the unexpired term of Tyler Braden, who resigned last summer to take a job with the state.
Jeff Broyles ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Bluff City with 312 votes. Broyles had been appointed mayor in August after Mayor Richard Bowling resigning for health reasons.
Incumbent Sandra Madison will be joined by newcomer Ben Adams on the Board of Aldermen. Madison earned 219 votes while Adams earned 257 to earn the two open seats.
Incumbent Chester M. Cocke will be joined by newcomer Mack Green after running unopposed for two open commission seats. Cocke earned 66 votes and Green 60.
Incumbent Dwayne Reynolds ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor with 231 votes.
Newcomer Paul Richards will join incumbents Jason Adams and Michelle Kirk on board of alderman, defeating challengers Zach Culver, Kaiser, and incumbent Carolyn Thomas. Richards led the vote with 152, followed by Adams with 148, Kirk with 98, Thomas with 97, Culver with 92, and Kiser with 66.
Incumbent Mark A. Hutton fended off challenger Eric R. Spicer 3,819-2,027 to retain the east district seat on the Bristol City Council. Likewise, incumbent Margaret Feierabend defeated challenger David Warren 3,284-2,715 for the south district seat. Incumbent Lea Powers ran unopposed and was re-elected to the west district seat with 5,173 votes.
Incumbent Robert T. Keeton III defeated challenger Dallas R. Wade 191-161 to retain the mayoral seat in Bruceton. Incumbent James A. Butler was joined by Jack R. Blocker for the two open alderman seats. Butler earned 310 votes while Blocker garnered 268.
Stacy Hayes defeated fellow challenger Charles “Chuck” Johnson 92-79 to take the mayoral seat previously held by Betsy Shipley, who did not seek re-election.
Incumbent Jimmy Sexton and newcomer James W. Riley defeated incumbent Glenn James Snelson for the two open alderman seats in Bulls Gap. Riley led the vote count with 132, followed by Sextno with 102, and Snelson with 66.
Incumbent Danny H. Howard ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Burlison City Council with 112 votes.
Incumbent Chad Tidwell and newcomer Scott Street were elected to the Burns City Commission after running unopposed for the two open seats. Tidwell earned 328 votes and Street 328.
Voters in Byrdstown rejected a liquor by the drink referendum 167 to 123.
Newcomers James Randall Duffy and Victor Keith Gregory ran unopposed for the two open seats on the Calhoun City Commission. Duffy earned 100 votes and Gregory 99.
Alderman Steve Babcock defeated follow alderman Cole Ebel and incumbent Sarah Marie Smith for the mayoral seat in Carthage. Babcock earned 294votes to Ebel’s 172 and Smith’s 154.
Incumbent Sam Petty will be joined as an alderman by newcomers Casey Elrod and Sam Gray, who ran defeated incumbent Jessica Klaus for the three open seats. Gray led the vote with 372, followed by Elrod with 371, Petty with 375, and Klaus with 166.
Newcomer Marquita Pettus was the sole candidate for the two open city commissioner seats in Cedar Hill and received 52 votes. There were no write-in candidates.
Incumbents Keith Gibson and Michael Walker will be joined by newcomer Kenneth Luster after defeating incumbent Michael Bell for the three open alderman seats in Church Hill. Gibson led the vote count with 1,184, followed by Luster with 915, Walker with 913, and Bell with 907.
Incumbent Joe Pitts defeated challengers David D. Allen and A.C. Lopez to remain mayor of Clarksvills. Pitts earned 14,095 votes to Allen;s 8715 and Lopez’s 2,846
In a write-in only race, Deanna McLaughlin defeated fellow challengers Robert Kirkland, Bill Cody, Bill Doll, and Jeremy Wright for the Ward 2 seat previously held by Vondell Richmond. McLaughlin earned 267 votes, followed by Kirkland with 24, Cody with 7, and Doll and Wright each with 1.
Incumbent Wanda Smith fended off challengers Flora Awuku and Chris Jones to retain the Ward 6 seat. Smith earned 774 votes to Awuku’s 466 and Jones’ 287. In Ward 7, incumbent Travis Holleman defeated challenger Garrett Rye 1,643-1,162 votes while incumbent Stacey Streetman retained the Ward 10 seat over challenger Donald W. Perztborn with 2,993-936 votes.
Three incumbents also ran unopposed and were re-elected to their seats: Ward 1 Councilman Brian Zacharias with 841 votes, Ward 11 Councilman Joe Shakeenab with 1,960 votes, and Ambar Marquis earned 1,437 to retain the Ward 5 unexpired term to which she had previously been appointed.
Clifton has three new city commission members with Jeff Letson, Michael A. Francis, and Tammy Price defeating fellow challengers Jeremy Davis, James Newcomb, and Gindy Shelby for the three open seats. Letson led the vote with 146 followed by Francis with 130, Prince with 89, Shelby with 77, Newcomb with 75, and Davis with 67.
Incumbent Scott Burton fended off a challenge from Councilmember Zach Farrar to retain his seat as mayor of Clinton with 1,687 votes to 1,024.
In the Ward 1 City Council race, newcomer David W. Queener defeated challenger Vicki Violette 1,360-1,280 while the Ward 3 seat went to Wendy Maness, who fended off challengers Harper M. Maxwell and Mitchell “Shoney” Wolfe. Maness earned 1,176 votes to Wolfe’s 794 and Maxwell’s 547.
Incumbent Brian D. Hatmaker ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Ward 2 seat with 2,074 votes.
Incumbent Thomas H. Meeks ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor with 153 votes. Incumbents Dennis Alan Jones and Debra Scissom also ran unopposed for the two open Coalmont Alderman seats with Jones garnering 141 votes and Scissom earning 113.
Newcomers Morty Lloyd and Tonya Sadler defeated challengers Billy Burnette and former City Manager Ted Rogers for the two open commission seats on Collegedale. Lloyd eared 1,195 votes, Sadler 1,063, Burnette 1,028, and Rogers 667. Lloyd and Sadler will take over seats from outgoing Commissioners Ethan White and Larry Hanson.
Incumbent Maureen J. Fraser defeated challenger William Boone 11,878-4,784 to retain the position 1 alderman seat. Incumbent Billy Patton also defeated challenger Jewel Jordan 9,680-6,951 to retain the position 2 seat while incumbent Missy Marshall fended off challenger Emily Fulmer 11,672-4,720 for the position 4 seat in Collierville.
Newcomers Shaun Dale Hanback and Kimberly O. McFall ran unopposed and were elected to two open seats on the Collinwood Commission earning 169 and 163 votes respectively.
Incumbent Chaz Molder defeated challenger Debbie Matthews 6,057-4,332 to remain mayor of Columbia. Newcomer Randy McBroom defeated fellow challenger Bryant Jackson 5,898-3,516 to take the vice mayor’s seat, which Vice Mayor Dr. Christa Martin retired from.
Incumbent Robert Dale Anderson ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Ward 1 alderman seat with 699 votes. Newcomer Randall Hayes also ran unopposed for the Ward 2 seat and was elected with 594 votes. Incumbent Ward 2 Alderman Kevin Davis did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Doris Arthur, Mary D. Johnson, and Sherryl McClintock ran unopposed and were re-elected to the three open alderman seats in Cornersville. Arthur led the tally with 233, followed by Johnson with 227, and McClintock with 222. Beth Vick was also elected with 253 to fill the unexpired alderman term to which she had previously been appointed.
Jan Hensley defeated Alderman John E. Edwards, Alderwoman Johnetta Yarbrough, and challenger Rod Hickman for the mayoral seat in Covington. Hensley earned 1,093 votes followed by Edwards with 500, Yarbrough with 198, and Hickman with 57. Hensley will take the seat from Justin Hanson, who did not seek re-election and will be working with the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund (TMBF).
Newcomer Martha “Jean” Johnson defeated fellow challenger Jerry Na Nac Hall for the District 1 Alderman seat 208-197. Incumbent Jeff Morris ran unopposed and was re-elected to District 2 with 679 votes while incumbent Danny Wallace defeated challenger Joseph “Jay” Black for the District 3 seat 327-346.
Incumbents Kenneth Alley and Mike Findley ran unopposed and were re-elected to alderman seats in Crab Orchard. Alley garnered 137 votes while Findley earned 131.
Incumbent Barry Faulkner will be joined by newcomer Marlene Graves on the Cross Plains City Commission, defeating incumbent Dianne Sturdivant and challenger Chad Rogers. Faulkner led the vote total with 300 followed by Graves with 226, Rogers with 179, and Sturdivant with 167.
Sam Hastings ran unopposed and was elected to the one unexpired city commission term with 391 votes.
Newcomer R.J. Crawford ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Crossville with 1,137 votes. Mayor James Mayberry did not seek re-election.
Incumbent Art Gernt will be joined by newcomer Mike Turner who defeated incumbent Rob Harrison for the two open seats on the Crossville City Council. Turker earned 1,523 votes with Gernt garnering 1,414, and Harrison 1,195.
Incumbent Ricky N. Tuberville was re-elected mayor of Crump with 173 votes. Newcomer Keith Meek was also elected to one of the two open alderman positions with 152 votes.
Newcomer David E. Dunlap ran unopposed and was elected to the Ward 1 Alderman seat with 36 votes while incumbent Linda Gunson ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Ward 2 seat with 33 votes.
Incumbents John D. Douglas and John Ravnum will be joined by newcomer Bill Linn as aldermen. Dinn lead the vote with 49 while Douglas and Ravnum each earned 48. Newcomers Camille Hall and Morgan Wheeler both received 50 votes running unopposed for the two open unexpired aldermen seats.
Incumbents Mike Chambers, Jeff B. Depew, and Todd Kesterson defeated challenger Ell A. Longmire for the three open alderman seats in Dandridge. Kesterson led the vote count with 495, followed by Chambers with 461, Depew with 412, and Longmire with 302.
Incumbent Jeremy Bivens defeated challenger Bill James 286-92 to retain the mayoral seat in Decatur. Incumbents Becky Haney and John R. Myers will be joined on the board of aldermen by Connye Rowland who led the vote tally 261 followed by Myers with 265 and Haney with 258.
Voters in Decaturville approved permitting retail package stores to sell alcohol 124-62.
Incumbent Lesa Fitzhugh defeated challenger Lisa Lee Collins 280-271 to remain mayor of Dover.
Newcomer Alexander A. Berta defeated incumbent Mike Pulley and challenger Cody W. Bridges for the Ward 1 alderman seat. Berta earned 82 votes to Pulley’s 78 and Bridges’ 54. Incumbent Jonathan “Bo” Timmons ran unopposed and was re-elected Ward 2 alderman with 264 votes.
Incumbent Ray Spivey fended off challenger Jimmy Dale Savage 84-54 to remain mayor of Doyle.
Incumbents Timothy Brock and Connie Spivey were the only candidates to run for the six open alderman seats in Doyle. Brock earned 87 votes while Spivey earned 92.
Newcomer Mark Maddox defeated incumbent Jeff Washburn and challengers Lyndal Dilday, Mike Vernon, and Brandi George to become mayor of Dresden. Maddox earned 358 votes followed by Dilday with 211, Washburn with 180, Vernon with 125, and George with 22.
Incumbent Gwin Anderson will be joined by newcomer Curtis Doran and Dale Hutcherson after defeating a field of candidates for three open alderman seats, including Sandra Klutts and challengers Matthew Campbell, Lana M. Eaves, Kenneth G. Gatewood, Thomas D. McWherter, Keny Presley, and Richard Tidwell.
Doran led the count with 438 followed by Anderson with 406, Hutcherson with 376, Gatewood with 289, Klutts with 234, McWherter with 202, Tidwell with 125, Presley with 1139, Chappell with 109, and Eaves with 67.
Newcomer Chris Younger defeated challengers Raymond E. Caroll, Jim Hessee, and C. Scott Jewell to serve as mayor of Dyer in an unexpired term. Carroll had previously been appointed to fill the seat. Younger earned 216 votes followed by Caroll with 193, Hessee with 135, and Jewell with 71.
Incumbents Bett Jewell, Bob Moore, and Marty Graves will be joined on the Dyer Board of Aldermen by newcomer Michael Needham who ousted incumbent Fred Ivie and challengers Jennifer Baker, Eddie Campbell, Jonathan Daniels and Joey Selph in the race. Jewell led the vote count with 329, followed by Needham with 265, Moore and Graves each with 253, Ivie with 218, Selph with 160, Daniels with 153, and Campbell with 122.
Incumbent John Holden defeated challenger Bobby L. Baker 1,629 to 1,440 for the mayoral seat in Dyersburg.
Incumbent Willie Cole fended off challenger Marcus D. Mathis 199-126 to retain the Ward 1 seat while incumbent Ricky Hammond defeated challenger Jim W. Horner 363-178. Newcomer Rick Crawford defeated fellow challenger Sam D. Helm 1,630-1,125 for the at-large seat previously held by Meghan Gilbert.
Five incumbents for alderman also ran unopposed and were re-elected to their posts: Edward Burks in Position 1 with 2,502 votes, Vanedda Prince Webb for at-large with 2,380 votes, James Baltimore for Ward 2 with 443, Dennis D. Moody for Ward 4 with 340, and Mary Claire Hopper for Ward 5 with 968.
Incumbent Chad Leeman ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Eagleville with 235 votes.
Incumbents William Tollett and Brandon S. Emamalie will be joined by newcomer Craig Campbell, who defeated incumbent Heath Garner for the three open councilman seats. Tollett lead the vote count with 166, followed by Campbell with 161, Emamalie with 156, and Garner with 137.
Jason Blair ran unopposed and was elected to the one unexpired council term with 209 votes.
Incumbent Brian Williams ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of East Ridge with 3,655 votes while incumbent Patricia Cassidy ran unopposed and was re-elected court clerk with 4,052 votes.
Incumbent Jacky L. Cagle will be joined on the city council by newcomer David Tyler, fending off challengers from Jeffrey Ezell, and Robert Gilreath. Tyler will take the seat previously occupied by Vice Mayor Mike Chauncery. Cagle led the vote with 2,623 followed by Tyler with 2,165, Ezell with 2,121, and
Four incumbents ran unopposed and were re-elected to the Elizabethton City Council. Richard M. Barker earned 2,018 votes followed by William Carter with 2,000, Michael Simerly with 1,834, and Wes Frazier with 1,820.
Incumbent Michael Baker will be joined by newcomers Angie Wilcox Vaughn and Cathy J. Huskins after fending off challengers John Day and Dustin Walden for three open alderman seats in Erwin. Vaughn led the vote count with 961, followed by Baker with 753, Huskins with 736, Walden with 713, and Day with 370.
Newcomer George E. Doyle will join incumbent David Rigsby after defeating incumbent Mark Brewer for two open commission seats in Ethridge. Doyle earned 91 votes followed by Rigsby with 76 and Brewer with 67.
Alderwoman Lisa Anderson defeated incumbent Debby Rainey and fellow Alderman Rod Dawson for the Fairview mayoral seat. Anderson earned 1,281 votes followed by Dawson with 1,161, and Rainey with 373.
Leslie Fischer-Street and Wayne Hall also fended off fellow challenger Chris McDonald for the two open commissioner seats. Fischer-Street earned 1,592 followed by Hall with 1,476 and McDonald with 1,457.
Alderwoman Donna Hartman defeated incumbent Michael T. Whisenant for the mayoral seat in Fayetteville, earning 893 votes to Whisenant’s 706.
Incumbents Jeff Alder and Dorothy Small will be joined by newcomer Jacob Painter on the Fayetteville Board of Aldermen, defeating challenger Tony R. Brown, Joseph Faulkner, Richard Wyne Howell, and Shinar Hurd-Smith for the three open seats. Painter led the vote total with 795 followed by Small with 752, Alder with 696, Faulkner with 671, Brown with 666, Howell 506, and Hurd-Smith 256.
As no candidates qualified, write-ins took the day in Finger. Newcomer Cody Moss received 21 votes for mayor while Robert Heathcock was elected to one of the four open four-year alderman terms with 10 votes. Tony Heathcock and Donald Johnson took the two open two-year terms with nine votes each.
Incumbents Jim Gardner and Henry Trost ran unopposed and were re-elected to the Forest Hills City Commission with Gardener earning 1,943 votes and Trost 1,958.
Friendsville voters cast ballots in favor of a referendum to permit retail package stores with 126 voting for the measure and 115 against.
Incumbent Paige Brown defeated challenger Brad Jolly 7,411 to 3,678 to remain mayor of Gallatin.
Incumbent Steve D. Fann fended off challenger John Ruth 5,785-3,754 for the at-large alderman seat. With incumbent Jimmy Overton not seeking re-election, Pascal Jouvence defeated fellow newcomer Ricky Murphy 1,370-1,154 for the District 3 seat.
For District 4, incumbent Craig Hayes defeated challenger Ruth Fenell 1,635-1,291 while newcomer Steve J. Carter defeated incumbent John Alexader and Bob Maiola for the District 5 seat. Carter earned 372 votes to Alexander’s 333 and Maiola’s 115. Incumbent Connie W. Kittrell ran unopposed and was re-elected city recorder with 9,914 votes.
Incumbent Commissioner Bobby Whittemore fended off challenger Larry D. Walton 47-26.
Incumbent Kelly Wilson Gray ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Garland with 128 votes.
Heath R. Free and Elizabeth Newman ran unopposed and were elected to two of the six open seats on the Garland Board of Alderman, Free with 76 votes and Newman with 100.
Mike Palazzolo ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Germantown with 14,011 votes. Incumbent Mary Anne Gibson was also unopposed and retained her alderman position 2 seat with 12,928 votes. Incumbent Scott Sanders fended off challenger Manjit Kaur for the alderman position 1 seat with Sanders earning 10,325 votes to Kaur’s 5,520.
Incumbent mayor Jim Hill ran unopposed and retained his seat with 93 votes while incumbent aldermen Chris Houck and Josh Meals ran unopposed and retained their seats with 79 and 69 votes respectively.
Incumbents Donna Fletcher and Brian Shoemaker will be joined by newcomer James Farris on the Gilt Edge City Council. Fletcher earned 112 votes while write-in candidates Shoemarker and Farris each earned six.
Incumbents Rusty Tinnin and Jimmy D. Anderson Jr. fended off challenger Jesse Walker for the two open Goodlettsville City Commission seats. Tinnin earned 3,180 votes followed by Anderson with 2,187, and Walker with 1,835.
Incumbents Angela Blackburn Bates and Shane Smith will be joined by newcomer Joseph Honeycutt as aldermen, defeating challenger Lindsey Paschall. Bates earned 225 votes, Smith 207, Honeycutt 199, and Paschall 196.
They will also be joined by Danny Williams who ran unopposed and was elected to the unexpired alderman term to which he was previously appointed by 272 votes.
Incumbent Curtis Lane defeated challenger Nakita L. Prewitt 97-56 to win the Grand Junction mayoral race. Newcomer Steve Luellen defeated fellow challengers Benjamin P. Allen and Robert “Red” Webb in a tight race for the single available alderman seat. Luellen earned 104 votes while Webb garnered 101 and Allen 100.
Incumbent Dewayne Birchfield ran unopposed and was re-elected Greenback mayor with 258 votes. Three incumbents also ran for the four open alderman seats in Greenback and were re-elected: Tina Sue Baker with 223 votes, Linda BLack with 217 votes, and Delmar Davis with 228 votes.
Incumbent Cindy McAdams ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Greenfield with 433 votes.
Mark Galey was the sole incumbent joining newcomers Jeff Hansen, Haye Massey, and Leanna Stephenson in running unopposed for the four open at-large aldermen seats, defeating challenger Bobby Morris. Massey led the vote count with 360 followed by Galey with 357, Stephenson with 346, Hansen with 312, and Morris with 309.
Incumbents Bradley P. Gray and William B. Butler ran unopposed for the two open alderman seats in Guys. Gray led the vote with 103 followed by Butler with 95.
Incumbent Eugene Pugh fended off challengers Sammie Arnold and Regina Nash to remain mayor of Halls. Pugh earned 351 votes to Arnold’s 152 and Nash’s 96.
For the six open alderman seats, incumbents Wayne Belton, David Jennings, and Dale McCaslin will be joined by Rhonda P. Harris, Mike Cunningham, and James Tyus after defeating challengers Barry Britt and Jennifer Moore. Belton led the vote count with 410 followed by Jennings with 391, Harris with 380, Cunningham with 375, McCaslin with 354, Tyus with 315, Britt with 312, and Moore with 196. Aldermen Rosie Lemons and Terry Lents did not seek re-election.
Alderman Troy Poore defeated challenger Scottie Huddleston 639-455 to take the Harrogate mayoral seat previously held by Linda Lutz.
Incumbent Randy Burchette ran unopposed and was re-elected East Ward Alderman with 789 votes while no candidate qualified for the vacant west ward seat.
Newcomer Eric Sitler defeated fellow challenger Eric Jackson 1,292-1,140 for the Ward 1 alderman seat in Hendersonville. Likewise, newcomer Bob Garza defeated challenger Jeff Sassee 962-786 for the Ward 3 alderman seat.
In Ward 4, newcomer Terri B. Goodwin defeated challenger Tracy Johanneson 2,250-894 while newcomer Janna Garton defeated fellow challenger Sarah Hilton 1,781-1,238 for the Ward 5 race.
Two alderman races also had candidates running unopposed: newcomer MIchael David Martin who garnered 1,978 in the Ward 2 race and incumbent Eddie Roberson who received 2,152
Hendersonville voters also cast their ballots 14,335 in favor and 1,986 against term limits being added to the city’s charter for alderman and mayoral elections.
Quenten Reed defeated fellow Alderman Sharon Green 169-41 to take the mayoral seat in Henning after Mayor Barbara Manns decided to run for one of the six open aldermen seats.
The six open seats went to incumbents Carstella Bates Douglas, Mark Massongill, and Deborah Bates Taylor along with Manns and challengers Martha Louise Morgan, and Dwan Anderson, defeating challenger Camron Reed. Alderman Jackie Alston did not seek re-election.
Taylor led the vote count with 158 followed by Morgan with 141, Massongill with 136, Manns with 122, Douglass with 121, Anderson with 119, and Reed with 112.
Dustin Odom ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Henry with 68 votes. INcumbent Charolette Barnes and newcomer Jody Rayburn ran unopposed and were elected with 59 and 53 votes respectively to serve as aldermen.
Incumbent Richard Ayers ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor with 26 votes. With five candidates running unopposed, incumbents Duane L. Lax and Jane M. Powell will be joined by newcomers Bobby Hensley, Richard Brian Lake, and Noel Toney after incumbents Ivie Jobson and Philip Jaynes decided to not run again.
Powell led the vote count with 26 followed by Hensley and Lake both with 24, and both Lax and Toney with 22.
Alderman Bobby Brotherton ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Hollow ROck with 161 votes. Incumbent Mayor Rob Woods did not seek re-election.
Incumbent Angie Stockdale will be joined by newcomer Zachary Clement for two of the three aldermen positions. Stockdale earned 143 votes while Clement earned 115. No candidate ran for the third alderman seat or for the one unexpired alderman term on the ballot.
Incumbents Kelly B. Eubanks, Andrew Maddox, and John Lindsey Sanders all ran unopposed and retained their seats on the Huntington Town Council. Eubanks led the vote with 810 followed by Maddox with 782 and Sanders with 766. Will Atkins was elected by 886 votes to fill the unexpired term he had previously been appointed to.
Incumbent Vikki Morgan will be joined by newcomer Jennifer Newsom Cardin after defeating challengers Marty Webster and Yvonne Wilson for the two open alderman seats in Jasper. Morgan earned 25% of the vote while Cardin won more than 34%.
Incumbent Mitch Cain ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor with 1,075 votes.
Incumbents Kevin Bunch and Sheala F. Purkey fended off challenger Bethany Jones for the two open council seats in Jefferson City. Bunch led the total with 794 followed by Purkey with 66 and Jones with 513.
Incumbents Jenny Brock and John Hunter fended off challengers John Baker and Jay E. Emberton. Brock earned 9,319 votes followed by Hunter with 6,231.
Incumbent Mayor Chuck W. Vest ran unopposed and was re-elected with 1,603 votes while incumbent aldermen Virginia C. Causey and Kelly Wolfe ran unopposed and were re-elected with 1,362 and 1,247 votes respectively.
Incumbent Danny C. Jowers ran unopposed and earned 133 votes to serve as mayor of Kenton. Charles Crouson also ran unopposed and was re-elected city judge with 132 votes.
Incumbent Harold W. Banks, Jesse Griggs, Tim Johns, Wade Simpson, and Glen P. Zarecor will be joined by newcomer Sheila Barnes after defeating challenger Steve Hilton for the six open aldermen seats. Banks led the vote count with 124, followed by Barnes with 114, Simpson with 104, Zarecor with 100, Johns with 82, Griggs with 88, and Hilton with 72. Incumbent Sarah Skinner did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Teresa Lofty and Johnny Sisk ran unopposed and were rele-ected to their alderman seats in Kimball
Incumbent Tim Neal defeated Alderwoman Becky Humphreys 1,114-800 for the mayoral seat in Kingston.
Incumbent Randy Childs will be joined by newcomers Lucy Johnson and Philip Bredwell on the city council after defeating challengers David A. Brashears, Levi Lankford, and Robert Sparkes. Johnson led the vote count with 1,006 followed by Childs with 968, Bredwell with 877, Brashears with 803, Sparkes with 697, and Lankford with 531.
Incumbent Michael J. Hargis will be joined by Todd Verhoven on the Kingston Springs Council after running unopposed for the two open seats. Hargis earned 756 votes while Verhoven earned 686. Incumbent Bob Stohler did not seek re-election.
Residents also voted 8,666 for to 2,843 against for allowing liquor by the drink.
Incumbent Earl Marion Smith ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of LaGrange with 65 votes.
Incumbents Marla Mounce, Benjamin Cowan, Gregory Kinney, and Bill Williams will be joined by newcomer Lee McGlamery as aldermen. Mounce led the vote count with 67 followed by McGlamery with 61, Cowan with 59, Kinney with 58, and Williams with 49.
Josh Roman ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Lakeland with 3,432 votes. Incumbent Mayor Mike Cunningham did not seek re-election. Incumbent commissioner Michele Dial will be joined by newcomer Connie McCarter on the commission. McCarter earned 3,119 votes and Dial 3,046 for the two open commission seats.
Newcomer Wayne Behlau will join incumbent Michelle Wilson on the Lakesite City Commission after defeating incumbent Kenneth Wilkerson for the two open seats. Behlau earned 438 votes, Wilson 431, and Wilkerson 305.
Incumbent Jason Cole retained his mayoral seat over challengers Matthew B. Mednick and John Mack Rutledge. Cole earned 3,419 votes to Rutledge’s 1,473 and Mednick’s 384.
Newcomers Carol V. Haas and Kara Jobbs were elected aldermen, defeating incumbent Graeme Coates and challengers Charlie Jones and Kathy Tyson. Incumbent Magen Honeycutt did not seek re-election. Haas led the vote count with 1,989 followed by Hobbs with 1,854, Coates with 1,853, Tyson with 1,668, and Jones with 610.
Three incumbents ran unopposed and were re-elected in Lawrenceburg. Blake Lay remained mayor with 1,541 votes, Chad Moore retained council seat 1 with 1,532 votes, and Robin Williams retained the council seat 2 with 1,522 votes.
Incumbent Camille Burdine defeated challenger Shawn Hicks 535-444 to retain the Ward 3 alderman seat while challenger Phil Morehead defeated fellow newcomer Zabrian Seay 1,689-414 for the alderman seat previously held by Jeni Lind Brinkman. Incumbent Chris Crowell ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Ward 4 seat with 1,733 votes.
Incumbents Jim Shields and James Brandon will be joined by newcomer Todd Kennedy who defeated incumbent Douglas Buddy Hines and fellow challengers Trever Branson and Rick L. Chadwick for the three open council seats in Lenoir City. Shields led the vote with 1,017 followed by Brandon with 897, Kennedy with 868, Chadwick with 850, Hines with 711, and Branson with 430.
Incumbent Jeff Harris defeated Alderwoman Tammi Bivens 830-524 to remain mayor of Loudon.
Newcomers John Cardwell and Tim Dixon fended off challenger Mary Branam for the two council group A seats. Cardwell earned 921 votes, Dixon 794, and Branam 486. Newcomers James “Bear” Webb and Eric Newman defeated incumbent Admiral Webster and challengers John Franklin, and Jimmy Parks for the two group B seats. Newman earned 529 votes, followed by Webb with 499, Webster with 458, Parks with 437, and Franklin with 339.
Alderwoman Jill Robinson Pugh defeated incumbent Tom Bickers for the mayoral seat in Louisville. Pugh earned 1,049 votes to Bickers’ 676.
Newcomers John Loope and Daniel C. Franklin also defeated incumbent Angie Holley and fellow challenger Matthew Swanger for the two open alderman seats. Loope led the vote total with 996 followed by Franklin with 861, Holley with 635, and Swanger with 254.
Incumbent Augusta “Gus” Davis ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Madisonville with 939 votes. Newcomers Chris Bower and Daniel “Danny” Long defeated incumbents Fred Cagle and Linda Garett-Hensley for the two open alderman seats. Bowers led the vote count with 672 followed by Long with 625, Garrett-Hensley with 367, and Cagle with 348.
Nancy Tyler Franklin defeated Susan Saunders 701-412 for the unexpired alderman term to which Franklin had previously been appointed.
Incumbent Randy Brundige defeated challenger Samy Liles 1,320 to 619 to remain mayor of Martin.
Three incumbents ran unopposed in the three open Martin races and were re-elected. Scott D. Robbins kept the Ward 1 alderman seat with 796 votes, David Belote the Ward 2 seat with 478, and Terry J. Hankins the Ward 3 seat with 475.
Incumbents Tommy Hunt, Fred Metz, and Andy White defeated challenger Wendy Wand for the four open seats on the Maryville City Council. Hunt led the vote total with 5,122 followed by White with 5,172, Metz with 4,438, and Wand with 3,807.
Alderman Eddie Noeman defeated incumbent Emmit Gooden and fellow alderman Virginia A. Rivers for the Mason mayoral seat. Noeman earned 91 votes followed by Rivers with 61 and Gooden with 44.
Incumbent alderwoman Carolyn Catron will be joined by newcomers Mary Yancey Mason and Alethea D. Harris, defeating incumbent Sylvester Harvey and challenger Carolyn Weaver for the three open seats. Catron led the vote count with 102 followed by Mason with 98, Harris with 92, Harvey with 68, and Weaver with 62.
Challenger Ryan D. Griffin defeated incumbent Jill Holland for the mayoral seat in McKenzie. Griffin earned 607 votes to Holland’s 547.
Incumbent Bobby Young will be joined by newcomers Tom Alexander and Carol Armpriest, defeating fellow challenger Gerald Merchant for the three open council seats. Young led the vote with 826 followed by Alexander with 599, Armpriest with 568, and Merchant with 826.
Josephine Batton was also elected to the unexpired term she had previously been appointed to by 966 votes.
Incumbent Phil Williams ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor with 93 votes.
Incumbents Angie Martin, Don T. Reed, and Lana Y. Suite will be joined by Sharron Holland, and Mike Presson, defeating fellow newcomer John Newsome for the five open seats on the McLemoresville Alderman Board. Holland led the vote with 86, followed by Presson with 82, Martin with 77, Suite with 76, Reed with 71, and Newsome with 54. Incumbents Shirley Carroll and Corinne Massey did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Steve Harvey will be joined by newcomers Deitra Dunlap and Keri Curtis Morton after defeating incumbent Everett Brock and newcomers Jeremy Richardson and Larry York for the three open alderman seats in McMinnville. Harvey led the total with 1,257, followed by Dunlap with 1005, Morton with 919, Brock with 912, York with 762, and Richardson with 626.
Incumbents Scottie Betts and Kevin Painter defeated challenger Mary Ellington Varner for the two open alderman seats. Betts led the vote with 766 followed by Painter with 645, and Varner with 311.
Medina voters also voted 743 in favor to 463 against for consumption on the premises.
Incumbent Brad Replogle ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Medon with 59 votes while three candidates ran unopposed and were elected to the three open alderman seats. Incumbents Tammy Anthony, Brennan Replogle, and Cathy T. Venables each received 57, 50, and 54 votes respectively.
Jana Swearengen-Washington defeated fellow challengers LaTonia Blankenship, Barry Ford, and DeWayne Jackson for the Memphis City Council District 4 seat. Swearengen-Washington eared 6,259 votes, followed by Blankenship with 3,240, Ford with 1,719, and Jackson with 854. Teri Dockery was appointed in September to fill the seat until the election.
Varonica R. Cooper fended off eight other candidates to take the municipal court judge division 2 seat left vacant by the death of longtime Memphis Judge Teresa Jones in January 2021. Cooper led the vote count with 18,706 followed by John Cameron with 15,540, Carolyn Watkins with 15,247, Latonya Sue Burrow with 12,700, Latrena Davis Ingram with 8,404, Patience “Missy” Branham with 7,876, Lynette Hall-Lewis with 7,465, William Larsha Jr. with 4,350, and Christine Stephens with 2,893.
Newcomer Jay B. Black fended off fellow challengers Thomas A. Hartigan and Clay McCoy for the ward 1 alderman seat previously held by B.W. Beasley, who did not seek re-election. Black earned 353 votes to Hartigan’s 87 and McCoy’s 324.
Three aldermen also ran unopposed and were re-elected to their seats in Milan: Ward 2 Alderman Lee Alexander with 461 votes, Ward 3 Alderman James Fountain with 270, and Ward 4 Alderwoman Tammy Floyd-Wade with 228.
Incumbent commissioners David Gregory and Tommy Long fended off challenger Larry pEtty for the two open seats. Long led the vote count with 711 followed by Gregory with 521 and Petty with 309.
Milton L. Dorris also defeated challenger Cailtin Duke 535-517 for the unexpired commission term to which Dorris had previously been appointed.
Incumbents ran unopposed and won three of the four open alderman races in Millington. Bethany K. Huffman retained the Position 1 seat with 1,857 votes, Al Bell the Position 2 seat with 1,787, and Larry Dagen the Position 4 seat with 1,885. They will be joined by newcomer Chris Ford, who defeated fellow challenger Tom Stephens 1,503-571 for the Position 3 seat previously held by Jon Crisp.
Newcomer Jimmie Aaron Green ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Mitchellville by 29 votes. Mayor Bobby Worman did not seek re-election. Incumbent Susan Barber was the only candidate who ran for the three open alderman seats and was elected with 29 votes.
Challenger Greg Maloof defeated incumbent Marilyn Campbell-Rodman with 63% of the vote to Campbell-Rodman's 36% for the mayoral seat in Monteagle.
Incumbents Nate Wilson, Dorraine Parmely, and Jessica Favaloro will be joined on the board of aldermen by Dan Sargent after defeating incumbent Alvin Powell and fellow challengers Kenneth W. Gipson and Darrell G. Smith.
Incumbent Sue Anderson ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Morrison with 92 votes. Incumbent Donald L. Miller will be joined by newcomer Jeannine Miller on the alderman board earning 77 and 71 votes respectively.
Incumbent Billy Stice Jr. will be joined by newcomers Tony Kennon and Tiffany Johnson after defeating challengers Phoebe Love Hurt and Earnestine Lindsey for the three open alderman seats in Moscow. Kennon led the vote count with 80, followed by Tice with 72, Johnson with 64, and Hurt and Lindsey with 38.
Incumbents John K. Gibson and James L. Gilliam will be joined by newcomer Jim Bare as aldermen for Mount Carmel after defeating challenger Donnie Lee Sexton. Gibson led the vote count with 800 followed by Bare with 764, Gilliam with 743, and Sexton with 568. Bare will take the seat from incumbent Steve McLain, who did not seek re-election.
Incumbent Lawrence C. Keeble will be joined by newcomer Jason Bryan on the MOuntain City alderman board after defeating fellow challenger Meagan Rio Stevans. Keeble earned the most votes with 379 followed by Bryan with 357 and Stevans with 319.
Incumbents Bill Trivett and Jennifer Milele both ran unopposed and were elected to the respective District 2 and District 4 Commission seats. Trivett earned 2,195 votes while Milele garnered 2,676.
Incumbent Mike Davis will be joined by newcomer Pam Johnston on the Mt. Pleasant City Commission, defeating incumbent Eric Harvey and challengers Larry C. Chapman and Jake Sykes. Davis led the vote count with 524, followed by Johnston with 398, Chapman with 386, Harvey with 320, and Sykes with 202.
Incumbent Jack Bomar will be joined by newcomers Steve Childress and Richard Cramer after defeating challengers Tony Gutowski and Carl Robertson for the three open seats on the Munford Board of Aldermen. Bomar led the vote count with 984 followed by Childress with 824, Cramer with 589, Gutowski with 508, and Robertson with 448.
Incumbent Alderman Billy Frame will be joined by newcomer Jimmy Hickernut Beavers on the alderman board for New Hope after running unopposed.
Incumbents Frank Solomon and Lori Stiner Tucker fended off challenger Wayne Guinn to retain their seats on the New Market Board of Alderman. Solomon led the vote total with 235, followed by Tucker with 209, and Guinn with 194.
Three candidates ran unopposed and were re-elected in New Tazewell. Incumbent Stanley Leonard received 378 votes to retain the Ward 1 alderman seat, newcomer Nina Louthan garnered 363 votes in the Ward 2 race, while incumbent Charles DeBusk earned 389 in the Ward 3 race.
Incumbents Michael Keith Hardin and Tim Ware will be joined by newcomer Kim Sammons as aldermen for Newbern. Hardin led the vote with 212 followed by Ware with 201 and May with 190.
Incumbent Roland A. Dykes III ran unopposed and retained his mayoral seat with 1,168 votes.
On the board of aldermen, incumbents Mike Hansle, Louanna Ottinger, and Steve Smith will be joined by newcomers Connie Ball and Randy Ragan, defeating challengers Everett Biddle, Forest Clevenger, and Bill Costner. Incumbents Mike Proffitt and Bobby Knight did not seek re-election.
Ball led the vote with 874 followed by Ottinger with 753, Ragan with 729, Smith with 611, Hansel with 606, Costner with 504, Clevenger 480, and Biddle 418.
Incumbent Lois Preece defeated challenger Cassandra Nowotnik 158-43 to remain mayor of Niota. Newcomers Tony Manney and Mark Ward ran unopposed for the two open city commission seats and were elected. Ward earned 137 and Manney earned122.
Niota citizens also voted in favor of permitting the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises with 117 voting for and 92 against.
Newcomers Jessica Salamida and Kate Cortner defeated incumbent Lisa L. Garramone for the two open Nolensville commission seats. Salamida earned 2,777 votes followed by Cortner with 2,535, and Garramone with 2,311.
Incumbent Charles B. Whitaker ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Normandy with 24 votes. Incumbent Jerry Spivey also defeated newcomer Valinda Seese with 15 votes to her 7 in the single alderman seat race.
Five candidates ran unopposed and were elected to the open seats on the Norris City Council. Incumbents Bill Grieve, William Grinder, Chris Mitchell, and Loretta Painter will be joined by Charles P. Nicholson after incumbent Robert Sain did not seek re-election. Grinder earned 496 votes, Nicholson 495, Mitchell 494, Grieve 468, and Painter 460.
Incumbents Warren Gooch and Ellen Smith will be joined by former councilman L.C. “Charlie” Hensley and newcomer Sean Gleason after incumbents Rick Chinn and Kelly Callison did not seek re-election in Oak Ridge. Hensley earned the most votes with 6,349 followed by Gooch with 6,276, Smith with 6,193, Gleason with 5,860, and another challenger, Carmen DeLong, only receiving 5,091 and missing out on a seat.
Voters in Oak Ridge also cast their ballots for two amendments to the city’s charger. Residents voted 7,208 for to 2,059 against allowing the city to publish summaries of the council meetings on the city’s website instead of in local newspapers. The second amendment saw residents vote 7,721 in favor and 1,449 against allowing digital media to be implemented for official public notices by the city.
Incumbent Franklin E. Cates will be joined by newcomers Debbie Hummell and Adrian Wiggins in the three open alderman seats in Oakland after defeating incumbent Gregory Duncan and challengers Danny L. Bailey, Judy F. Chapman-Miller, Harry P. Dike, Mark Dimmock, Hayes Laughin, and James Vlasaty.
Hummel led the vote count with 832, followed by Wiggins with 822, Cates with 710, Bailey with 605, Vlasaty with 595, Chapman-Miller with 528, Dike with 516, Duncan with 499, Laughlin with 457, and Dimmock with 338.
Incumbent Rodney Underwood defeated challenger Angela Beemer 166-123 to remain mayor of Obion.
Incumbents Patsy Barker and Steve Sherfield will be joined by newcomers Susie Evans, Terry Ledbetter, Shane DePriest, and Dawn Priest after defeating challengers Betsy Long, Bobby Lucas, Richard Lyons, and Butch Taylor for the six open alderman seats. Incumbents Robert Anderson, David Gordon, Jason Parnell, and Christina Romo did not seek re-election.
Barker led the vote count with 184 followed by Evans with 176, Ledbetter with 156, DePriest with 150, Priest with 149, Sherfield with 143, Long with 124, Lucas with 122, Taylor with 108, and Lyons with 107.
Obion voters also rejected a referendum allowing consumption on the premises 152-140.
Challenger and Alderman Jason Stiltner defeated incumbent mayor Omer Cox 539-213 for the Oliver Springs Mayoral seat.
Meanwhile, incumbent Robert L. Miller ran unopposed for the Ward 1 seat while Jeffery L. Bass ran unopposed for the Ward 2 seat with both being re-elected. NO candidate qualified for the Ward 4 seat.
Newcomers Ben Ellis and Walter Lee will join incumbent Sherry Carver on the Orlinda City Commission. Ellis led the vote for the three open positions with 144 followed by Carver with 117 and Lee with 100.
Jennifer Johnson also defeated fellow challenger J.W. Rogers 129-83 for the unexpired city commission seat.
Incumbents Jerry Godsby and Anthony Scott Reames were the only two candidates who ran for the three open seats on the Orme City Commission, earning 14 and 13 votes respectively.
No candidate qualified to run for the mayoral seat in Palmer. The seat was previously held by Daniel Crabtree.
Newcomer Wanda Clark was the only candidate who ran for the two open aldermen seats and won with 75 votes. Newcomer Rosanna M. Cleek defeated Darlene Brooks, who had been appointed to the seat, and Venessa Guffey Cleek for the unexpired alderman term. Rosanna Cleek earned 77 votes to Cleek's 66.
Incumbent Sam Tharpe will be joined by newcomers Kathy Ray and Vickey Roberts on the Paris Commission after incumbents Carlton Gerrell and Gayle Griffith decided not to run again. Tharpe earned 1,350 votes followed by Ray with 1,317, and Roberts with 1,175.
Incumbent Ronnie Hommell will be joined by newcomers Gayla Ann Hommell and Dennis Worley for the three open commissioner seats. Gayla Hommel earned 39 votes followed by Ronnie Hommel with 36, and Worley as a write-in with 3.
Newcomers Russ Fletcher and Bret Morris ran unopposed and were elected to the two open commissioner seats in Piperton, Fletcher with 762 votes and Morris with 849.
Incumbent Jerry R. Huskey ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Pittman Center with 147 votes while incumbents Kevin R. Howard and John Steve McCarter retained their aldermen seats with 143 and 140 votes respectively.
Newcomer Don Dowdy ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Pleasant Hill with 172 votes, taking over from former Mayor Lisa Patrick. Incumbents Peggy Happy and Marvin Steelman ran unopposed and were re-elected to the city council earning 163 and 136 votes respectively.
Incumbents Bruce Drake and Danny Rediker ran unopposed and were re-elected to their alderman seats in Pleasant View with 1,063 and 1,109 votes respectively. Pleasant View voters also rejected a sales tax referendum 888 against to 628 for.
Incumbent Mike Callis defeated challenger Charles Cole to retain the mayoral seat in Portland. Callis earned 1,346 votes to Cole’s 280.
Incumbents Mike Hall, Drew Jennings, and Megann D. Thompson fended off challengers Latoya Holcomb, Dewel Scruggs, and Lloyd Dunn to retain their alderman seats. Hall and Jennings led the vote total with 911 followed by Thompson with 771, Holcomb with 662, Scruggs with 579, and DUnn 331.
Portland voters also defeated a sales tax referendum with 1,056 voting against and 764 voting for the measure.
Incumbent Dwight Richards ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Powells Crossroads. Incumbent Greg Davis defeated Terry Lawson for the regular alderman seat while Trevor Lawson defeated Ruth Toon 63% to 36% for the unexpired term.
Newcomer J.J. Brindley defeated fellow challengers John Amlaner and Larry Worsham to be mayor of Pulaski. Brindley earned 1,124 votes to Worsham’s 536 and Amlaner’s 52. Incumbent mayor Pat Ford did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Patricia “Pat” Miles and Jerry Bryant will be joined by newcomer Janice Marks Tucker on the Pulaski Board of Aldermen, defeating fellow challengers Tammy Mathis, Toy A. Gentry, and Tasha D. Williams. Miles led the vote count with 641 followed by Tucker with 639, Bryant with 925, Gentry with 719, Mathis with 563, and Williams with 569.
Incumbents Mitch Sykes and Tellus Mackie Gallimore fended off challenger Dale King for two open alderman seats. Sykes and Gallimore each received 87 and 79 votes respectively followed by King with 73. Tommy Roberts also received 112 votes to serve the unexpired alderman term he was appointed to after the death of former alderman Bill Robinson in March.
Newcomers Anthony Locke and Chris Sweeney took two of the three open seats on the Ramer City Commission. Locke led the count with 66 followed by Sweeney with 61.
Newcomer Hayes T. Wilkinson fended off fellow challenger Jeff Price for the at-large commission seat in Red Bank with 1,727 to 1,690 votes.
Incumbent and Red Bank Mayor Hollie Berry defeated challenger Dari Owens 2,335-1,137 for the city commission District 1 seat while newcomer Jamie Fairbanks-Harvey defeated fellow challenger Lawrence Miller 1,824-1,561 for the district 3 seat.
Incumbent Darian Collins will be joined by newcomers Katy Ingvalson and Maria W. Thompson on the Ridgeside City Commission, defeating challengers Fred B. Flint and Robert E. Steel. Ingvalson led the vote county with 165, followed by Collins with 131, Thompson with 117, Flint with 102, and Steel with 101. Ingvalson and Thompson will take over from Mayor Kirk Walker and Commissioner Drue Zaharis, who did not seek re-election.
Newcomer Tim Shaw ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Ridgetop with 484 votes. Incumbent mayor Kirk Walker did not seek re-election.
More new faces on the Ridgetop Board of Aldermen include Kim S. Martin and Monty Gregory, who defeated fellow newcomer David Gilmore for the two open seats. Martin led the vote with 313 followed by Gregory with 295, and Gilmore with 284. John Senft ran unopposed for a 2-year unexpired term and was elected.
After Mayor Mike Miller did not seek re-election, Jason Jolly defeated fellow challengers Dudley J. Evans and Tim Robinson for the seat. Jolly earned 574 to Robinson’s 267 and Evans 221 votes.
Stephen Allen Bryant will be the sole incumbent returning to the Rockwood City Council along with newcomers Mike Reed and Larry Davis, defeating challengers Roland Cook, Glen Gabriel, Edward B. Grief, and Randy Kirby. Reed led the tally with 573 followed by Davis with 544, Byrant with 485, Kirby with 387, Gabriel with 354, Cook with 250, and Grief with 210.
Newcomer Kerry Templin defeated fellow challenger Timothy Sharp for the mayoral seat in Rocky Top. Templin earned 265 votes to Sharp’s 57 and will take over from outgoing mayor Mike Miller.
Two new faces will also join the Rocky Top City Council. Jeff Gilliam ad Mack Bunch defeated fellow changers Denise Casteel, Richard Dawson, and Tom Devaney for the two spots. Gilliam led the vote count with 277, followed by Bunch with 210, Casteel with 76, Dawson with 45, and Devaney with 39.
Incumbents Zack Moore and Bobby Williams will be joined by newcomer Jeffery Wooden as aldermen for Rossville, running unopposed for the three open seats. Moore led the count with 401, ollowed by Williams with 376, and Wooden with 349.
Rossville voters also voted 406 in favor to 204 against permitting retail liquor sales.
Incumbent Fred A. “Speck” Sykes ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Rutledge with 236 votes.
Incumbent Martha Ann Cameron will be joined by former Alderwoman Saundra Jarvis for the two open Ward 1 alderman seats. Cameron earned 144 votes while Jarvis earned 11 as a write-in candidate. Additionally, incumbent Benny Atkins will be joined by newcomer Randy Tub Holt for the two open Ward 2 seats. Both Atkins and Holt earned 74 votes.
Incumbents Ralph Alexander, Mitchell Goree and Grant Reed ran unopposed and were re-elected aldermen in Samburg with 42, 30, and 37 votes respectively.
Newcomer Stephen B. Johnson will join incumbent Steve Blake White on the Savannah City Commission, defeating challenger Ron Shank for the two open seats. Johnson led the vote total with 723 followed by White with 654, and Shank with 489. Incumbent Wes Wilkerson did not seek re-election.
Challenger Donna Stricklin defeated incumbent Ali Statler 218-108 to become mayor of Sharon. Newcomers Joe D. Jones and Monroe Ary also unseated incumbents Carla R. Edwards and James Gary Roberts as well as defeated challenger Teddy Vandeveer for the two open alderman seats. Jones led the votes with 168 followed by Ary with 147, Roberts with 145, Edwards with 97, and Vandeveer with 45.
With longtime Mayor Wallace Cartwright not seeking re-election, Randy Caroll bested two fellow challengers, Bryan Nerren, and Lizzie M. Peoples, for the spot. Carroll earned 1,341 votes followed by Nerren with 924 and Peoples with 706.
For Ward 4, incumbent William D. Christie defeated challenger Karen Thrasher 329-247 while incumbent Ricky Overcast was unseated by challenger Bobby Turnbow, who also defeated challenger Drew Hayes in the Ward 5 race. Turnbow earned 288 votes to Hayes’ 207 and Overcast’s 107.
In the Ward 2 race, incumbent Marilyn Ewing ran unopposed and was re-elected with 243 votes.
Incumbents Elizabeth Barker and Vicki B. Anderson will be joined by newcomer CLay Crumbliss on the Signal Mountain Town Council. Crumbliss led the vote count with 2,734, followed by Baker with 2,607 and Anderson with 2,528.
Alderwoman Mary Smathers ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Slayden with 48 votes after Diane Z. Harrison did not run again. Incumbents William E. Smathers and R. Wayne White ran unopposed and were elected to two of the three open council seats in Slayden, earning 39 and 35 votes respectively.
Incumbent Mary Esther Reed ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Smyrna with 8,088 votes.
Incumbents Mac Adkins, H.G. Cole, and Gerry Short fended off challengers Celeste Davis and Marquinta Richardson for the three open council seats. Adkins received 4,8453 followed by Cole with 4,450, Short with 3,839, Davis with 2,969, and Richardson with 2,872.
Newcomers Mark Penney and Marcus Keith defeated fellow challenger Derek Kukura for the two open commission seats in Soddy-Daisy. Penney led the vote with 2,149 followed by Keith with 1,965 and Kukura with 1,649.
Newcomer Zachary Bryson defeated incumbent Jason Lee Hamilton 467-174 for the position 4 alderman seat in Somerville. Position 5 incumbent Judy Accardi ran unopposed and garnered 598 votes while Position 6 incumbent James Lofties ran unopposed and earned 646 votes.
Incumbents Billy Williams and Tommy Pruett ran unopposed and were re-elected. Williams received 88 votes for his Ward 2 seat while Pruett earned 58 for his Ward 3 seat. South Fulton voters also approved a referendum for consumption on the premises 242-103 against.
Newcomer Cameron Moss defeated fellow challenger Angie Billingsley Graham 42-33 for the Commission District 3 seat in South Pittsburg. District 4 incumbent Matt Stone ran unopposed and was re-elected with 107 votes.
Newcomer Alisa A. Farmer defeated incumbent Mickey Robinson and challenger Duane Hodges for the mayoral seat in Spencer. Farmer earned 201 votes to Robinson’s 181 and Hodges 166.
Incumbents Jerry Blakenship and Jody Hensley will be joined by newcomer David Chandler on the board of aldermen. Blankenship led the vote for the three open seats with 373 followed by Chandler with 368 and Hensley with 341.
Incumbents ran unopposed for three seats in Springfield. Ward 1 Alderman James M. Hubbard retained his seat with 209 votes, Ward 2 Alderman Bobby W. Trotter with 208, and Ward 3 Alderman Jeff Gragg with 515.
Incumbent Bubba Carter will be joined by newcomer Marty Passarella on the St. Joseph City Commission after defeating fellow challenger Michael Nove. Carter earned 152 votes, Passarella 116, and Novem 73. St. Joseph voters also approved a referendum for liquor by the drink 156 for and 59 against.
Incumbent Allan Sterbinsky fended off challenger William Russell Adams 63-14 to remain mayor of Stanton.
Newcomer Norman E. Bauer Jr. will join incumbents Robert “Rooster” Dancy, Linda L. Jones, and Laura P. Smith as aldermen for Stanton after Ward Smith decided to not seek re-election. Jones led the vote count with 72 followed by Dancy with 65, Smith with 60, and Bauer with 56.
Incumbent Buddy Tharp ran unopposed and received 98 votes for alderman.
Incumbent Merrell Graham fended off challengers Warren C. Bishop and Dany Lawson to remain mayor of Surgoinsville. Graham earned 266 votes followed by bishop with 154 and Lawson with 100.
Incumbents Tim Hoss and John P. Sandidge will be joined by newcomer Kaley Mierek as aldermen. The three ran unopposed for three open positions.
Incumbent Patrick Hurley defeated challenger Jamie Lee Keck 198-145 for the Ward 2 alderman seat in Tazewell.
Running unopposed in their races, incumbent Russel DeBusk retained his Ward 1 seat with 340 votes while Vice Mayor Besty Shoffner kept the Ward 3 seat with 335.
Incumbent Marily F. Parker ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Tellico Plains with 192 votes.
In the alderman race, incumbents Robert Hamilton and Cynthia McDaniel will be joined by newcomers Shannon Harris and Courtney Millsaps, who defeated Joyce A. McDaniel for the four open seats. Incumbent Perry Blake did not seek re-election. Hamilton led the vote tally with 155 followed by Harris with 153, Millsaps with 149, Cynthia McDaniel with 119 and Joyce McDaniel with 113.
Incumbent Jo Cagle ran unopposed and was re-elected city recorder with 106 votes.
Tellico Plains residents also voted 149 for to 92 against for permitting consumption on the premises and 153 for to 89 against permitting retail package stores to sell alcohol.
Alderman Brian Stover ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Thompson’s Station with 2,355 votes after Cory Napier did not seek re-election. Incumbent Shaun Alexander and newcomer Bob Whitmer were elected to the two open aldermen seats with 2,240 and 2,090 votes respectively.
Thompson’s Station residents also approved allowing retail package stores to sell alcohol 2,068 to 658.
Two incumbents ran unopposed and were re-elected in Three Way. May Larry W. Sanders received 636 votes while Alderwoman Mary Ann Tremblay received 628.
Incumbent Cliff Berry Jr. defeated challenger Donnie Ray Johnson 399-88 to remain mayor of Tiptonville.
Incumbents Will C. Jackson, Mario Montgomery, Daisy Parks, and Joe Lee Williams will be joined by newcomers Macky Wilson and Dewayne Haggard as aldermen for Tiptonville after defeating incumbent Sarah A. Woods and Philip Michael Kimble. Haggard led the vote count with 329 followed by Wilson with 319, Montgomery with 291, Parks with 273, Jackson with 235, Williams with 233, Woods with 229, and Kimble with 200. Incumbent jamie Beal did not seek re-election.
Sitting Alderwoman Stacie Hutcheson defeated challenger Gary P. Day with 224 votes to Day’s 142 for the Tracy City mayoral seat. Incumbent Mayor Nadene F. Moore did not seek re-election.
Incumbent alderwoman Sara G. Brown will also be joined by Theron E. Gross, defeating fellow challenger Doug Hankins for the two open seats on the board. Brown led the vote total with 241 followed by Gross with 198 and Hankins with 169.
Tony Burriss ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Trenton with 722, taking over from previous mayor Ricky Jackson who did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Cece Jones and Bill Wade will be joined by newcomers Peyton Harper, Rickey L. Graves, Kim Holt, and Myra D. Elam after defeating incumbent Frank Gibson and challengers Sam Doaks, Bob Howland, Cynthia Jarrett, Joseph Moore, Brian Peay, and Byran Z. Wilson for the six open alderman seats in Trenton.
Jones led the vote total with 669 followed by Wade with 460, Harper with 444, Graves with 422, Holt with 399, Elam with 376, Gibson with 341, Moore with 320, Jarrett with 300, Doaks with 287, Peay with 133, and Howland with 77. Michael Abbott did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Don Barger, Dan Dieringer, and Pamela D. Joyner fended off challenger Steve Richardson for the three open alderman seats in Trezevant. Joyner led the vote with 114, followed by Barger with 106, Dieringer with 90, and Richardson with 57.
Newcomer Mark Watson ran unopposed and was elected mayor of Troy with 276 votes after incumbent Bruce Cruce did not seek re-election.
Incumbent aldermen Lana Wiseman Carson, Kristi Scarborough, and Matt Russell will be joined by newcomers Phil Green, and Chris Jones after incumbents Daniel Pardue and Ross Clark did not seek re-election. Carson led the vote count with 245 followed by Russell with 235, Scarborough with 228, Green with 223, and Green with 197.
Incumbent commissioner Mike Burns ran unopposed and was re-elected in Tusculum.
Incumbent Wanda Radford will be joined by Kevin Mcinturff for the two open alderman seats in Unicoi, defeating incumbent Judy Ray and challengers Richard E. Dorris, Billy R. Harkins Jr., Kim Hampton Rutherford, and Rocky Mcinturff.
Kevin Mcinturff led the vote count with 578, followed by Radford with 485, Ray with 375, Rocky Mcinturff with 192, Rutherford with 183, Dorris with 148, and Harkins with 116.
Incumbent Jimmy Rippy defeated challenger Ethan McGee 143-94 to keep the Ward 1 council seat while newcomer Hal Mosier defeated incumbent Cody Martin 164-131 for the Ward 4 seat.
Incumbent Terry L. Hailey ran unopposed and was re-elected to his at-large council seat with ,1773 votes.
Heath Ellis ran unopposed and was elected Vanleer mayor with 69 votes.
Incumbent aldermen Chris Farmer, Elizabeth Farmer, and Dwight McIllwain will be joined by newcomers Jerry Jenkins and Kevin Miner in Vanleer after incumbents Mike Gilmore and Ruben Schmittou did not seek re-election. All five candidates were unopposed. Jenkins led the vote count with 64 followed by McIllwain with 62, C. Farmer and Miner each with 60, and E. Farmer with 57.
Incumbent John Hammontree ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor with 383 votes. Newcomers Alisa Millsaps Hobbs and Dennis Steve Wheeler received 275 and 260 votes respectively to earn the two open alderman seats while Tim Swafford ran unopposed and received 353 votes to earn the sole unexpired term seat.
Newcomer Angela Cassidy defeated fellow challenger Thomas Grady Gallant 557-352 for the one open alderman seat in Walden. Voters in the town also cast their ballots 785 for, 146 against a referendum for consumption on the premises.
In Wartrace, alderman Brian Ross defeated fellow alderman Allan Tabit 118-63 for mayor after incumbent Cindy Drake did not seek re-election.
Tabit and Ross’ seats were taken by Shelia Ledere and Stacy Roach, who each earned 122 and 120 votes respectively.
Incumbent Delisha H. Lafleur will be joined by Mickey Fair on the Watauga City commission, running unopposed for the two open seats. Fair earned 61 votes and Lafluer 58.
Bert Thomasson earned 73 votes running unopposed for the unexpired commission term to which he had previously been appointed.
Incumbents Caleb Barrett and Howell Roberts will be joined by newcomer Kyle Stacey on the Watertown board of aldermen after Kristie Bayes Cantrell did not seek re-election. Barrett led the vote count with 223 followed by Roberts with 216 and Stacey with 216.
Alderman David Leath defeated incumbent James Brian Smalling and challenger Bill “Marty” Cothron for the mayoral seat in Westmoreland. Leath earned 309 votes to Smalling’s 128 and Cothron’s 107.
Incumbent alderman Doug Brown will be joined by newcomer Adam Borders with the two open alderman seats. Both earned 390 votes. Incumbents Cameron Calvert and Alex Jones also ran unopposed for the two unexpired terms as aldermen. Jones earned 384 votes and Calvert 379.
Incumbent Connie W. Reed will be joined by newcomers Scott G. Glover and Carl Kincaid after defeating challengers Kevin Dugan, Drew Harsh, Trey Thomas, and Thea Martin for the three open council seats in White Bluff. Reed led the total with 421 followed by Glover with 392, Kincaid with 319, Thomas with 298, Dugan with 286, Martin with 266, and Harsh with 102.
John Corbitt defeated fellow alderman Clif Hutson 1,470-761 to take the mayoral seat from retiring White House Mayor Farris Bibb.
Newcomer Sam Matthews defeated fellow challenger Will Green 383-309 for the vacant Ward 1 seat while Jana Singler Spicer received 727 running unopposed for the Ward 2 seat previously held by Carlos Payne. Joseph Zanger ran unopposed and was re-elected city judge with 1,398 votes.
Incumbent Tyler L. Marshall will be joined by newcomers Josh Sinard and Whitney Woods on the White Pine Board of Alderman, all fending off challenger Robin Parker for the three open seats. Sinard led the vote total with 288 followed by Marshall with 286, Woods with 241, and Parker with 175.
Two write-in candidates grabbed the two open commission seats in Whitwell with newcomer William Adams earning 39 votes and incumbent Mike Dillon 18.
Residents in Whiteville rejected a referendum for consumption on the premises 171-185 but approved a referendum for retail package stores 183 to 75.
Incumbent Audrey McQueen will be joined by newcomer James O. Wiles as a city commissioner for Williston after Donna Fortune did not seek re-election. McQueen received 70 votes for one of the two open seats while Wiles received 63 for the other.
Jeff Dodson ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Winfield with 203 votes.
Newcomer Melvin R. Stephens will join incumbent Harold L. Chambers as an alderman for Winfield after defeating incumbent Chad Jones and challenger Adam Shinkle for the two open seats. Stephens led the vote with 139 followed by Chambers with 105, Jones with 98, and Shinkle with 73.