ELECTION COVERAGE: Reload Page For Updates: Bill Gray Reporting

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Smokey Barn News
Tuesday November 4, 2014
Robertson County, Tenn.

ELECTION COVERAGE: Reload Page For Updates

Smokey’s political correspondent Bill Gray was live at the county office building Tuesday night providing real-time election results.

The video report below is Bill Gray’s overview of the results. Below that are all the official numbers.

Major Ballot Items-

Tenn Constitution, Gov, Senate, Congressional & Local Races 


 ((((-Final County Numbers In-))))

Four amendments to the Tennessee Constitution

Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Yes or No)

Yes 725,858 — 8,070 (Robertson County Votes)

No 654,186  — 6,165  (Robertson County Votes)

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)

Yes 828,217 — 8,184 (Robertson County Votes)

No 530,794 — 6,970 (Robertson County Votes)

Payne pre owned 300 aug adShall Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the first and second sentences and by substituting instead the following:

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)

Yes 877,943 — 9,704 (Robertson County Votes)

No 447,701  — 4032 (Robertson County Votes)

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)

Yes 898,617  — 9,259 (Robertson County Votes)

No 392,694  — 4,208 (Robertson County Votes)

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

carpet one 12 months financing 300 adAll 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) organization located in this state, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code or as may be amended from time to time.

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 


  • Bill Haslam – Republican –  (R) 946,820 — Robertson County Votes –  10,177
  • Charles V “Charlie” Brown – (R) – 307,784
  • 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 – (R) 845,926 — Robertson County Votes  9,028
  • Gordon Ball – Democrat – (D) 435,706
  • 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 –  (R) 112,974 See Statesmen below.

Robertson County Votes 9,821 

  • Democrat Amos Scott Powers –  (D) 36,505
  • Independent Mike Winton

Below is a statement from Congressman Diane Black on her reelection tonight.

“I am honored and humbled to be reelected to serve Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District in Congress,” said Congressman Black. “I have fought hard to bring Tennessee values to Washington, and while we have made great strides to stop the Democrat agenda of bloated government and out of control spending, there is much more work to be done. As a Member of both the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, I look forward to working to advance important measures to help our economy grow, help Tennessee families keep more of their hard earned money, and help protect the American Dream for our children and grandchildren. My husband Dave and I are grateful for the continued support from our friends and neighbors across the 6th district and I will continue to bring their reasoned voices with me to the halls of Congress.”

Tennessee Senate 25th Senatorial district

  • Republican Kerry Roberts –  (R) 29,329 — Robertson County Votes – 10,870
  • Democrat Tony Gross –  (D) 12,315 — Robertson County Votes 3,340


Kerry Roberts Wins Senate District 25 Election. Roberts returns to State Senate after two year absence.

Springfield, TN (Tuesday, November 4, 2014) – Statement by Kerry Roberts:

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Kerry Roberts with wife Diane- Photo taken Tuesday evening at Kerry Roberts HQ election event.

After a lengthy and challenging campaign, I am grateful to the voters of Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson counties for giving me the privilege of representing the citizens of these five counties in the Tennessee Senate for the next four years.

Tonight’s results were overwhelming and are a testimony to the hard work of our team, under the direction of Campaign Manager John Shorter, Campaign Chairperson Laurie Riley, and Media Director Debbie Keenan.

In addition to thanking the voters and our staff, I wish to thank my amazing wife, Dianne, and our three children for the sacrifices they have made and the countless hours they have graciously given. Most of all, I praise God for blessing us with this opportunity to serve. Our motto has been and will continue to be to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).

For more information, contact John Shorter at 615-947-5830 or [email protected].

Kerry Roberts is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and small business owner. Married since 1987, Kerry and Dianne, along with their three children, live on a small farm where Kerry enjoys working with antique tractors. His children are enrolled in Robertson County public schools.

Roberts was first elected to serve Robertson and Sumner counties in March 2011. In 2012, Senate districts were changed as a result of population growth and the new Senate district includes Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson counties.

In addition to serving in the Tennessee Senate, Kerry previously worked as a Certified Public Accountant, taught accounting and business classes at Lipscomb University, and served as President and Chairman of a national trade association representing the 5,000 independent businesses in a global industry. He is a 1983 graduate of Lipscomb University.

Kerry is a strong conservative. For more on Kerry’s values, his stand on the issues, and legislation sponsored in the Senate, visit www.kerryroberts.com or call 615-651-6903.


State House District 66

Sabi (Doc) Kumar (R):  running unopposed — Robertson County Votes – 11,181

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Municipal elections


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

One incumbent seeking re-election

  • Ward 1 Alderman James Hubbard – running unopposed 196
  • Ward 2 Bobby Trotter – running unopposed 212
  • Ward 3 -Jeff Gragg 398 – Billy Batson 157


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

Yes 737

No 575

White House (On the Robertson County side)

  • City judge – Joseph Zanger – running unopposed 855
  • Mayor – Mike Arnold – running unopposed 880
  • Alderman seat – Farris Bibb – running unopposed 430

Yes or No – for legal sale of alcoholic beverages (package liquor) in the city of White House

Yes 676

No 358

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

Yes – 1, 027 — Robertson County Votes were 739

No  – 533 — Robertson County Votes were 303VolVapor Ad 300




  • Glen Guyor 464
  • Mike Owens 429
  • Robert Anderson 469

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

Yes 791

No 388



City commission:

  • Omer Gene Brooksher – running unopposed 102
  • Wayne Evans – running unopposed 82


Cedar Hill

City commission:

  • David Traughber running unopposed 49
  • David Rainwater running unopposed 40
  • Tom Richards running unopposed 33



Two commission seats open:

  • Bonnie Coleman 136
  • Jeffrey Kerr 118
  • David Gregory 95
  • James Pairs 81

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

Yes 157

No 110


City commission:

  • Alfred Brickles – running unopposed Robertson County Votes – 108
  • Keith Gammon – running unopposed Robertson County Votes – 113
  • Walter Lee – running unopposed Robertson County Votes – 103



Mayor  – incumbent Ken Wilbur  1103 Robertson County Votes – 10 vs Vice Mayor Jody McDowell 637  – Robertson County Votes – 8

Alderman: (three seats open)

  • David Andrews running unopposed – 9
  • Luther Bratton running unopposed  – 9
  • Drew Jennings running unopposed  – 13
  • Beverly Watson running unopposed  – 11


Cross Plains

City commission:

  • Barry Faulkner – running unopposed – 255
  • Jim Forrester – running unopposed  – 213




  • Mike Harris – running unopposed  – 299
  • Joshua Reasoner – running unopposed – 359

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