VOL. 124 | NO. 183 | Thursday, September 17, 2009
Lakeland Commission Race Ends In Draw
By Bill Dries
Voters in Arlington and Lakeland settled two of three political contests at the polls Thursday.
The third contest for Lakeland commissioner was a tie between candidates Don Barber and Cecil Tompkins. Each got 384 votes, according to unofficial final results from the Shelby County Election Commission. There were also eleven write in votes in the contest that covered all four precincts in the Memphis suburb.
In the two contests for Arlington alderman, position 4 incumbent Oscar Brooks won re-election over challengers Joshua Donovan Fox and Larry St. Clair.
And position 6 incumbent Brian L. Thompson beat challenger Claudia Horton.
There were three other uncontested races Thursday.
Lakeland mayor Scott Carmichael was elected to a new term of office without opposition.
So were Arlington aldermen Glen Bascom and Harry McKee.