VOL. 125 | NO. 162 | Friday, August 20, 2010
Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races
By Bill Dries
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.
Noon Aug. 26 is the deadline for any candidates to withdraw if they wish. The Shelby County Election Commission will then certify the field of candidates for the ballot.
City school board incumbents Sharon Webb and Kenneth Whalum Jr. each drew challenges at the deadline as they seek election to new four year terms.
Webb faces five challengers: Regina “Cookie” Drake, David Page, Minnie Hunter, Perry Bond and Cherry Davis.
Whalum has three rivals: Richard Fields, Bob Morgan and Sara Lewis, a former school board member.
Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald and Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy drew opposition in their re-election bids.
McDonald will face Phillip J. Agnew in the Nov. 2 election.
Goldsworthy will face Bill McGaughey, a former Germantown alderman.
Also in Germantown, position one alderman Carol Hinely is being challenged by Greg Marcom. Position two alderman John S. Drinnon is unopposed.
Three positions on the Collierville board of alderman are on the Nov. 2 ballot. There is no mayor’s race until 2012.
Collierville alderman Maureen Fraser is running unopposed for position one.
Jeff Martindale and Billy Patton are running for the position two seat.
Position 4 incumbent Tom Allen is being challenged by William W. Cox Sr.
In the Bartlett alderman races, position one incumbent Bubba Pleasant and position three incumbent David Parsons were effectively re-elected at the deadline. They have no opposition.
Neither does division one Bartlett Judge Freeman Marr.
Position two alderman Emily Elliott is being challenged by Mark Barney and Paula Sedgwick.
The race for division two Bartlett Judge is a five candidate race among Larry Copeland, Dan Brown, Phillip R. Walker, Joseph Barton and David Willis.