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County voters speak

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 tax.

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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