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Friday October 27, 2014
Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn.

Major Ballot Items-

Tenn Constitution, Gov, Senate, Congressional & Local Races 

Robertson County Election Office, 513 South Brown St. in Room 137

November 4, 2014 Polls Open 7AM – 7PM

 

Four amendments to the Tennessee Constitution

Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Yes or No)

Shall Article I, of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:

Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (Yes or No)

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Judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court shall be appointed for a full term or to fill a vacancy by and at the discretion of the governor; shall be confirmed by the Legislature; and thereafter, shall be elected in a retention election by the qualified voters of the state. Confirmation by default occurs if the Legislature fails to reject an appointee within sixty calendar days of either the date of appointment, if made during the annual legislative session, or the convening date of the next annual legislative session, if made out of session. The Legislature is authorized to prescribe such provisions as may be necessary to carry out Sections two and three of this article.

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (yes or No)

Shall Article II, Section 28 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following sentence at the end of the final substantive paragraph within the section:

Notwithstanding the authority to tax privileges or any other authority set forth in this Constitution, the Legislature shall not levy, authorize or otherwise permit any state or local tax upon payroll or earned personal income or any state or local tax measured by payroll or earned personal income; however, nothing contained herein shall be construed as prohibiting any tax in effect on January 1, 2011, or adjustment of the rate of such tax.

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (Yes or No)

Shall Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the following language:

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and by substituting instead the following language:

All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(19) organization, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code, located in this state.

 

General Election 

Governor

  • Bill Haslam – Republican
  • Charles V “Charlie” Brown – Democrat
  • Shaun Crowell– Constitution party
  • Isa Infante– Green party
  • Steven Damon Coburn- independent
  • John Jay hooker- independent
  • Daniel T Lewis- independent

 

United States Senate

  • Lamar Alexander – Republican
  • Gordon Ball – Democrat
  • Joe Wilmoth – Constitution party
  • Martin Pleasant – Green party
  • Tom Emerson Jr. – independent
  • Edmond L Gauthier- independent
  • Joshua James- independent
  • Danny Page- independent
  • Bartholomew J Phillips- independent
  • C. Salekin- independent
  • Eric Schechter – independent
  • Rick Tyler – independent

 

United States House of representatives 6th Congressional district

  • Republican Diane Black
  • Democrat Amos Scott Powers
  • Independent Mike Winton

Tennessee Senate 25th Senatorial district

  • Republican Kerry Roberts
  • Democrat Tony Gross

 

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Municipal elections

Springfield

Three seats available on the city’s Board of Mayor and Alderman

One incumbent seeking re-election

  • Ward 1 Alderman James Hubbard – running unopposed.
  • Ward 2 Bobby Trotter – running unopposed.
  • Ward 3 – Billy Batson vs. Jeff Gragg

 

Greenbrier

Yes or No – for legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in the city of Greenbrier

 

White House (On the Robertson County side)

  • City judge – Joseph Zanger – running unopposed
  • Mayor – Mike Arnold – running unopposed
  • Alderman seat – Farris Bibb – running unopposed

Yes or No – for legal sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of White House

Yes or No – for legal sale of wine at retail food stores in the city of White House

 

Coopertown

Alderman:

  • Glen Guyor
  • Mike Owens
  • Robert Anderson

Yes or No – for legal sale of wine at retail food stores in the city of Coopertown

 

Adams

City commission:

  • Omer Gene Brooksher – running unopposed
  • Wayne Evans – running unopposed

 

Cedar Hill

City commission:

  • David Traughber
  • David Rainwater
  • Tom Richards

 

Millersville

Two commission seats open:

  • Bonnie Coleman
  • David Gregory
  • Jeffrey Kerr
  • James Pairs

Yes or No – To permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages

 

Orlinda

City commission:

  • Alfred Brickles – running unopposed
  • Keith Gammon – running unopposed
  • Walter Lee – running unopposed

 

Portland

Mayor  – incumbent Ken Wilbur vs Vice Mayor Jody McDowell

Alderman: (three seats open)

  • David Andrews
  • Luther Bratton
  • Drew Jennings
  • Beverly Watson

 

Cross Plains

City commission:

  • Barry Faulkner – running unopposed
  • Jim Forrester – running unopposed

 

Ridgetop

Alderman:

  • Mike Harris – running unopposed
  • Joshua Reasoner – running unopposed

 

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