Final results are in: Three Andersons win, three incumbents fall, others continue to general election in August


Final results are in: Three Andersons win, three incumbents fall, others continue to general election in August

TRIPLE A: From left, Sherry Anderson, county clerk incumbent Elaine Anderson, and County Mayor Rogers Anderson celebrated their wins at the Franklin Chop House after the May 1, 2018 election / Brooke Wanser

By BROOKE WANSER

Fates of several Williamson County politicians were decided Tuesday in the Republican and Democratic primaries, in which 10.1 percent of registered voters cast a ballot.

Mayor Rogers Anderson was re-elected in a landslide, taking 9,867 of the votes, compared with challenger Kenneth Eaton’s 2,672 votes.

In the hotly contested register of deeds race, Sherry Anderson took 7,340 votes, beating out former Williamson County Republican chair Julie Hannah, who had 5,314 votes.

Rounding out the sweep of the Andersons (who are not related), incumbent County Clerk incumbent Elaine Anderson gathered nearly as many votes as the mayor, 9,714, to win against Andy Johnson’s 2,824 votes.

District 3 County Commissioner David Pair was edged out by Jennifer Mason and Keith Hudson.

District 9 has two new county commissioners in Matt Williams, whose parents both served on the county commission before their deaths, and Chas Morton, who is a fifth-generation Williamson County resident and nephew of the recently deceased Johnny Guffee.

In Brentwood’s District 7 Republican primary, incumbent Bert Chalfant and Tom Tunnicliffe made the cut, as Tunnicliffe edged out Jennifer Luteran with 633 votes to her 630.

Chalfant and Tunnicliffe will face off against Democrats Sara Melamed and Jatin Shah in the general election.

Check out photos from a crowded election night at the Williamson County Administrative Building, and read the full results from each race below.

From left: Sen. Jack Johnson, Sheriff Jeff Long, Mayor Rogers Anderson, and Rep. Sam Whitson. / Brooke Wanser

MAYOR

  • Rogers Anderson, Republican incumbent: 9,867, 78.49 percent
  • Kenneth Eaton, Republican: 2,672, 21.26 percent

COUNTY CLERK

  • Elaine Anderson, Republican incumbent: 9,714, 77.42 percent
  • Andy Johnson, Republican: 2,824, 22.51 percent

REGISTER OF DEEDS

  • Sherry Anderson, Republican: 7,340, 57.95 percent
  • Julie Hannah, Republican: 5,314, 41.96 percent

CIRCUIT COUNTY CLERK

  • Deborah Barrett, Republican incumbent: 11,320, 99.75 percent

JUVENILE COURT CLERK

  • Brenda Hyden, Republican incumbent: 7,455, 67.69 percent
  • Bobby Plummer, Republican: 3,545, 32.19 percent

SHERIFF

  • Jeff Long, Republican incumbent: 11,844, 99.58 percent

TRUSTEE

  • Karen Paris, Republican incumbent: 11,256, 99.51 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 1

  • Ricky Jones, Republican incumbent: 438, 50.81 percent
  • Dwight Jones, Republican incumbent: 417, 48.38 percent
  • Kreis White, Democrat: 70, 97.22 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 2

  • Judy Herbert, Republican incumbent: 946, 49.32
  • Betsy Hester, Republican incumbent: 945, 49.27
  • Lori Clemons, Democrat: 98, 98.99 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 3

  • Jennifer Mason, Republican interim: 459, 38.41 percent
  • Keith Hudson, Republican: 387, 32.38 percent
  • David Pair, Republican incumbent: 347, 29.04 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 4

  • Gregg Lawrence, Republican incumbent: 611, 50.37 percent
  • Chad Story, Republican: 581, 47.9 percent
  • Anne McGraw, Democrat: 129, 92.81 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 5

  • Beth Lothers, Republican interim: 562, 41.48 percent
  • Tommy Little, Republican incumbent: 523, 38.6 percent
  • Robert Verell, Republican: 261, 19.26 percent
  • Craig Zimberg, Democrat: 160, 94.12 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 6

  • Paul Webb, Republican incumbent: 652, 43.47 percent
  • Erin Nations, Republican: 440, 29.33 percent
  • Donald Barnett, Republican: 404, 26.93 percent
  • Brigid Day, Democrat: 187, 56.84 percent
  • Ginny Kvochak, Democrat: 137, 41.64 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 7

  • Bert Chalfant, Republican incumbent: 668, 26.86 percent
  • Tom Tunnicliffe, Republican: 633, 25.45 percent
  • Jennifer Luteran, Republican: 630, 25.33 percent
  • Christopher Richards, Republican: 336, 14.72 percent
  • Hugh DuPree, Republican: 176, 7.08 percent
  • Sara Melamed, Democrat: 175, 57 percent
  • Jatin Shah, Democrat: 128,  41.69 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 8

  • Barbara Sturgeon, Republican incumbent: 726, 44.32 percent
  • Jerry Rainey, Republican: 557, 34 percent
  • Melissa Miles, Republican: 351, 21.43 percent
  • Kenneth Townsend, Democrat: 130, 97.01 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 9

  • Matthew Williams, Republican: 1,175, 28.4 percent
  • Chas Morton, Republican: 1,156, 27.94 percent
  • Todd Kaestner, Republican incumbent: 1,009, 24.39 percent
  • Robert Peterman, Republican, 791, 19.12 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 10

  • Robbie Beal, Republican interim: 640, 39.75 percent
  • David Landrum, Republican incumbent: 630, 39.13 percent
  • Marcus McBride, Republican: 335, 20.81 percent
  • Michael Miga, Democrat: 147, 96.08 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 11

  • Brian Beathard, Republican incumbent: 664, 40.76 percent
  • Sean Aiello, Republican: 492, 30.2 percent
  • Brandon Ryan, Republican incumbent: 468, 28.73
  • Lesley Couch, Democrat: 114, 50.22 percent
  • Karen Kendall-Fite, Democrat: 111, 48.9 percent

COMMISSION DISTRICT 12

  • Dana Ausbrooks, Republican incumbent: 645, 31.56 percent
  • Steve Smith, Republican incumbent: 639, 31.26 percent
  • Ned Williams, Republican: 487, 23.83 percent
  • Kahn Garrett, Republican: 268, 13.11 percent
Register of Deeds Sherry Anderson with incumbent county clerk Elaine Anderson at the county administrative building as results roll in on election night / Brooke Wanser
Mayor Rogers Anderson looks at early voting results on election night. / Brooke Wanser
A crowd looks on at the Williamson County Administrative Building on election night. / Brooke Wanser
State Rep. Glen Casada, left, with District 12 candidate Kahn Garrett. / Brooke Wanser
District 12 Commissioner Dana Ausbrooks holds her dog Atticus after winning the most votes in her race. She is interviewed by Tom Lawrence with WAKM Radio. / Brooke Wanser

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