Few surprises found in County early voting results


Early Williamson County voting numbers provided few — if any — surprises Tuesday, as those who went to the polls for the past two weeks gave incumbents early advantages and four controversial constitutional amendments seemed well on their way to passage.

Early Williamson County voting numbers provided few — if any — surprises Tuesday, as those who went to the polls for the past two weeks gave incumbents early advantages and four controversial constitutional amendments seemed well on their way to passage.

Election officials totaled 25,929 early votes cast for the Nov. 4 state and municipal general elections out of 139,001 registered voters.

Thus far, incumbent Bill Haslam has secured the governor’s seat by nearly a 79 percent vote. The vote on the controversial constitutional amendment pertaining to abortion regulation, Amendment One, is a close count with 14,459 early votes cast in favor of it, and 11,206 against. Whether it actually passes overall is tied to the total statewide voter tally in the gubernatorial race.

Incumbent Republican State Rep. Jeremy Durham took a 5-1 lead over Democrat challenger Bill Peach. In contested municipal races, incumbent Thompson’s Station Mayor Corey Napier had almost double the votes challenger Nina Cooper got; in Fairview, Patti Carroll took a 2-1 lead over Stuart Johnson for mayor.

Sale of wine in retail groceries also appeared to be on its way to a win. If approved, it could not be sold in groceries until July 2015.

Here are complete early voting totals:

GOVERNOR

Bill Haslam, 19,044

Charles V. (Charlie) Brown, 3,284

Shaun Crowell, 642

Isa Infante, 312

Steve Damon Coburn, 106

John Jay Hooker, 596

Daniel T. Lewis, 106

CONSTITUTION

Amendment 1 (Abortion)

For, 14,459

Against, 11,206

Amendment 2 (Elect judges)

For, 15,902

Against, 9,092

Amendment 3 (Ban income tax)

For, 18,695

Against, 5,938

Amendment 4 (Charity gambling)

For, 17,937

Against, 5,998

U.S. SENATE

Lamar Alexander, 17,833

Gordon Ball, 5,558

Joe Wilmoth, 822

Martin Pleasant, 174

Tom Emerson, Jr., 211

Edmund L. Gauthier, 26

Joshua James, 83

Danny Page, 143

Bartholomew J. Phillips, 47

C. Salekin, 8

Eric Shecter, 26

Rick Tyler, 76

U.S. HOUSE

District 7

Marsha Blackburn, 18,638

Daniel Cramer, 5,966

Leonard D. Ladner, 725

STATE SENATE

District 23

Jack Johnson, 19,156

Amy H. Balderrama, 3,961

STATE HOUSE

District 61

Charles M. Sargent, Jr., 7,605

District 63

Glen Casada, 7,022

District 65

Jeremy Durham, 5,202

Bill Peach, 1,831

WINE SALES IN GROCERIES

Brentwood

For, 5,472

Against, 1,366

Fairview

For, 837

Against, 272

Franklin

For, 5,443

Against, 1,677

Spring Hill

For, 1,863

Against, 595

Thompson’s Station

For, 488

Against, 142

FAIRVIEW

Mayor

Patti Carroll, 775

Stuart Lane Johnson, 329

Commissioner (vote for one)

Shannon L. Crutcher, 446

Jeff Mangrum, 248

Frank D. Walker, 372

NOLENSVILLE

Mayor

Jimmy Wayne Alexander, 893

Alderman (vote for two)

Tommy Dugger, 830
Brian Snyder, 854

THOMPSON’S STATION

Mayor

Nina Cooper, 221

Corey Napier, 440

Alderman (vote for two)

Brandon Bell, 387

Cort Bethmann, 179

Mike Roberts, 252

Graham Shepard, 341

Home Page Media Group will be updating this story periodically as the Election Day totals come in.

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