Bartlett Mayor McDonald Re-Elected at Filing Deadline

By Bill Dries

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald was re-elected to another four-year term of office at the noon Thursday, Aug. 21, filing deadline for candidates in four sets of suburban municipal elections on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The other mayor’s race on the Nov. 4 ballot in Germantown is between Alderman Mike Palazzolo and retired Germantown community services director George Brogdon. Incumbent Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy is not seeking re-election.

Of the 20 municipal races across Germantown, Bartlett, Collierville and Millington, 11 – including Bartlett mayor – were one-candidate races decided at the filing deadline, according to an updated listing from the Shelby County Election Commission an hour after the noon deadline.

In Bartlett, incumbent school board members Erin E. Berry and Bryan Woodruff were re-elected to full four-year terms without opposition. So were Aldermen Emily B. Elliott and David Parsons.

The only local race Bartlett voters will be deciding in November is the alderman race between incumbent Bubba Pleasant and challenger Mick Wright.

In Collierville, school board members Wanda F. Chism and Cartherine W. Messerly were re-elected at the deadline as was Alderman Maureen Fraser. Incumbent Alderman Bill Patton faces a challenge from John E. Stamps III and Alderman Thomas Allen is being challenged by Greg Cotton.

Germantown school board chairwoman Lisa Parker had no opposition at the filing deadline. Fellow school board member Mark Dely is being challenged by Gary Tigert.

Incumbent Germantown Alderman Greg Marcom has opposition from John Barzizza while Mary Anne Gibson and Mary Chick Hill are vying for the alderman’s position now held by John Drinnon, who is not seeking re-election.

Millington school board members Cecilia J. Haley and Larry C. Jackson had no challengers at the Thursday deadline. Incumbent school board member Cody Childress has opposition from Emile G. Sigee.

Candidates who met Thursday’s filing deadline have until noon Aug. 28 to withdraw from the ballot, if they wish.