Voters head to polls today

J. H. Osborne • May 15, 2007 at 12:18 PM

Polls open at 8 a.m. for city elections in Kingsport, Bristol, Tenn., and Bluff City. Voting will close at 8 p.m.

Kingsport voters will elect a mayor - there's only one candidate - three aldermen (from a field of six candidates, including two incumbents), and three members of the Kingsport Board of Education (from a field of four candidates, including three incumbents).

Bristol voters will elect two at-large members of the Bristol City Council (from a field of four candidates including one incumbent), a Board of Education member to represent the school system's 4th District (from a field of three candidates), a BOE member to represent the system's 2nd District (the only possible winner is the sole write-in candidate), a juvenile court judge and a juvenile court clerk (the incumbents are unopposed in their bids for re-election).

In Bluff City, six candidates are vying for three slots on the city's Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Candidates for alderman, city council and boards of education appear on the ballot in alphabetical order, and that's how they're listed here:

In Kingsport:

•Mayor Dennis Phillips, is unopposed in his bid for a second term.

•Candidates for alderman are Ray Cain, Bill Hillman, Ken Marsh, Larry Munsey, Richard L. Samples and E. Jantry Shupe II.

•Candidates for Kingsport Board of Education are Wallace Boyd Jr., John R. Hall, Susan Lodal and Randall Montgomery.

In Bristol:

•Candidates for Bristol City Council are Wayne Chaney, John Robert Harrison, James E. Messimer and Fred Testa.

•Candidates for Bristol BOE are Mary Brown (write-in candidate) in the 2nd District; and Bill Alston, Kent Hales and Vin Margiewicz in the 4th District.

•Bristol Juvenile Court Judge Paul R. Wohlford and Juvenile Court Clerk Gay K. Hillman are each seeking re-election.

In Bluff City:

•Candidates for alderman are Melvin K. Carrier, James A. (Jim) Embree, J.C. Gentry, Lon Gene Leonard, Todd Malone and Betty J. O'Dell.

For a list of voting locations, candidates or other election information call 323-6444 or visit www.sullivancounty.org/ and click on the Election Office link.

You must be a registered voter in the city whose election you want to vote in.

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