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Bristol voters elect council, school board and court official; Bluff City picks aldermen

Rick Wagner • May 23, 2019 at 10:57 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — Voters in Bristol, Tenn., Tuesday chose two city council and two school board members and apparently a juvenile court clerk, the last position by write-in votes, while Bluff City voters chose three aldermen, according to unofficial Sullivan County Election Commission results.

In Bristol, in a race for two at-large city council seats, Vince Turner was elected with 920 votes along with Mahlon Luttrell with 843. Others in the race were Miles Vance with 607 votes, Steve Willinger with 373, David Lee Chapman with 269 and Danny Lee McDonald with 31. For two at-large school board seats, Eric Cuddy won with 965 votes and Derek Linkous with 944. Others running were David L. Welch with 604, Frank Slaughter Jr. with 301 and Jimmy Ray Darnell with 221. In a write-in race for juvenile court clerk, for which no one filed, Rebecca R. Akard got 13 votes.

In Bluff City, the winners of three aldermen seats were Eric Ward with 115 votes, Jeff Broyles with 101 and Carol Keith with 97. Others running were Kimberly Arrowood with 75, Sandra J. Madison with 65, David K. Hamon with 57, Carolyn Harris Payne with 39, Melvin King Carrier with 25. 

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