Staff photo by Michael Thomason
Long time incumbent Glenn Moser, right, and newcomer Gus Davis congratulate each other after
winning seats on the Madisonville Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. With the exception of the
presidential election, Monroe County picked the winning candidates in the 2012 election.
|Published: 8:50 AM, 11/12/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
In national and state elections, Monroe
County fell in line with the rest of Tennessee, voting overwhelmingly
republican, giving losing presidential candidate Mitt Romney 11,717
votes to just 4,368 for incumbent Barack Obama.
There were a smattering of votes for
other candidates, but apparently a thousand Monroe County voters
didn't like any of the choices. Of the 16,666 votes cast, only
15,666 cast a vote for president.
Locally, only Madisonville has
anything on the ballot, but was it was a full one. Three aldermen
seats and a city recorder title were on the line, along with
referendums on liquor by the drink and a slight increase in the sales
In the alderman race, longtime
incumbent Bobby Bruner was ousted and newcomer Augustus "Gus" Davis will be on the board. Incumbent alderman Glenn Moser was the
top vote getter with 1,146 votes, followed by Davis with 1,131 votes.
Incumbent Bill Spradlin was third with 1,109 votes and Bruner was
fourth with 1,043.
See full story in the Sunday, Nov. 11, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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