Williamson County rolls Red on Election Day; Nolensville says 'Yes' to liquor
By Skip Anderson, For the Williamson Herald
Five of the six Republicans on the election ballot in Williamson County won their respective races decidedly Tuesday, with the sixth being Mitt Romney, whose race against President Barack Obama was defeated when the country’s election results were tallied. The three GOP candidates for Tennessee House of Representatives seats ran unopposed, and the other two, incumbents U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, trounced their Democrat rivals by wide margins.
Nearly 70 percent of the 134,550 registered voters in Williamson County cast ballots, 29,004 on Tuesday and 65,003 during early voting. Although absentee and provisional ballots were listed as “zero” in the unofficial results election officials provided after precincts countywide closed Tuesday night, the tallies were included in the final numbers released early the next morning.
Sen. Bob Corker(R) decidedly defended his seat against Democrat challenger Mark E. Clayton, winning the election with more than 77 percent of the vote, 70,551 to 16,292.
U.S. House of Representatives, 7th Congressional District
Incumbent Marsha Blackburn(R) defeated Credo Amouzouvik(D) with more than 77 percent of the vote, 70,120 to 16,649.
Sargent retains seat in state House of Representatives
Charles M. Sargent Jr., ran unopposed and was re-elected to his seat representing the 61st District in the Tennessee House of Representatives, garnering 22,845 votes. Write-in candidate(s) took 2.66 percent of the vote (625).
Casada retains seat in state House of Representatives
Glen Casada(R) ran unopposed and was re-elected to his seat representing the 63rd District in the Tennessee House of Representatives with 22,509 votes. Write-in candidate(s) took 2.51 percent of the vote (579).
Durham elected to state House of Representatives
Newcomer Jeremy Durham(R), ran unopposed in his successful bid to represent the 65th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives, recording 18,162 votes, to 622 write-ins (3.37 percent). His is a new seat to the legislative body.
Fairview City Commissioner
The three incumbents in the commissioners race in Fairview held their seats – Stuart L. Johnson (1,706), Toney R. Sutton (1,703), and Allen Bissell (1,507). Millicent M. Kidder's bid to join the commission fell short, garnering 1,387 votes. There were 76 write-in votes (1.19 percent).
Felts, Patrick re-elected to alderman posts in Nolensville
Each of the two candidates running for alderman in Nolensville each won seats as voters were able to cast two votes. Larry Felts (2,462) and Jason D. Patrick (2,428) were each re-elected to posts they currently hold. There were 101 write-in votes (2.02 percent).
Nolensville Package Stores
Nolensville voted to allow liquor stores within its city limits by two-thirds majority, 2,143 to 1,038.
Benson, Davis re-elected to aldermen posts in Thompson's Station
Each of the two candidates running for alderman in Thompson's Station won seats, as voters were able to cast two votes. Sarah H. Benson (830) and Brinton Davis (728) were each re-elected to posts they currently hold.
Thompson's Station to annex 500 acres
Eleven voters determined whether Thompson's Station would annex about 500 acres located west of Columbia Avenue and north of State Road 840, north of Thompson's Station Road, west of Sedberry Road, and south of State Road 840, and 1655 Lewisburg Pike. Eleven is not the margin of victory, but the number of voters who cast ballots on the matter. Voters decided eight to three in favor of annexation (73 percent).
Mitt Romney secured 69,826 votes cast by Williamson County equating to 72 percent over Barack Obama’s net of 25,129 or 26 percent. Other candidates listed on the ballot netted less than 1 percent each. The County bucked the nation as the results were released later that incumbent President Obama took the nation with 50 percent of the popular vote and 303 electoral votes over Romney’s 48 percent and 206 electoral votes.
Posted on: 11/7/2012