Saturday, April 3, 2010

McNairy County, Tn elections

Its going to be a relatively quiet year in McNairy County's local elections. The current Sheriff Ricky Roten(D) will be challenged by Guy Buck(R) and current Mayor Jai Templeton(R) will be challenged by a gentleman who filed as an independent(his name escapes me at the moment). The rest of the countywide office holders will run unopposed this year. Also freshman State Rep Vance Dennis(R) will be unopposed as well. This is a huge blow to the democrats hopes of retaking the state house. The Tennessee Journal just a few short months ago had Mr Dennis rated as one of the GOPers who would likely face a stiff challenge by a democrat this fall. One other thing concerning the democrats involves the county mayor's race. Unemployment is through the roof in McNairy County and they couldn't find a single person to run? My oh my, how the mighty have fallen. Cotton Ivy mysteriously rises from the grave every election year in rural west tennessee but apparently the west Tennessee democrat party won't be so lucky. Their as dead as dead can be south of I-40 in the west state.

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