The Johnson City Commission is bound to have at least one new face on the five-member board following the Nov. 6 municipal election. Meanwhile, Jonesborough voters will decide from a field of three candidates to fill two open seats on the town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Fields set for Erwin and Unicoi aldermen races
I’m sure there are plenty of things we could discuss today on the Week in Review, but yesterday was Election Day here in East Tennessee, so that means we’ll be talking politics, and winners and losers.
Unicoi County voters elected a new mayor on Thursday, coming out in force for the May Republican primary my winner, Garland “Bubba” Evely.
Incumbent Suzy Williams turned back a challenge from Democratic opponent Dennis Prater and Jonesborough attorney Jim Wheeler defeated former Johnson City Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin to become winners Thursday in two of seven contested races for the Washington County Commission.
Johnson City Republican Phil Roe moved a step closer Thursday to being elected to his sixth term in the House of Representatives, but first, he will have to get past Democrat Marty Olsen in November.
Northeast Tennessee chose the same party nominees for governor as the rest of the state, but the runners up were in slightly different order in some counties.
Republican Joe Grandy survived the fire and came out the other end as Washington County’s next mayor.
Either way, the Washington County Board of Education was bound to see new faces on the board after this election.
Northeast Tennessee’s upper five counties mirrored statewide results in their votes for Tennessee’s next U.S. senator.
ELIZABETHTON — Carter County will have a new mayor in September after Rusty Barnett took 77 percent of the vote to defeat a write-in challenge by incumbent mayor Leon Humphrey during Thursday’s General Election.
Anita Hodges Taylor won the Republican primary for State Executive Committeewoman in District 3, while Todd Fowler took the committeeman’s position for District 3 in Thursday’s voting.
Incumbent John Holsclaw defeated his opponent Thursday night in the region’s only contested primary race for a state legislative seat.
Updated results from the local general elections and state and federal primaries
While all elections are important, we urge voters to pay particular attention today to the local races on each county’s ballot, specifically mayoral, commission and school board contests.