VOL. 132 | NO. 174 | Friday, September 1, 2017
Arlington Alderman and School Board Early Vote Opens Friday
By Bill Dries
Early voting opens Friday, Sept. 1, in the only scheduled election of 2017 in Shelby County – Arlington municipal elections.
Four of the six seats on the city’s board of aldermen and three seats on the five-member Arlington school board are on the ballot.
Early voting starts Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arlington Town Hall, 5854 Airline Road.
The early voting period at that location runs through Sept. 16 with the election day on Sept. 21 at Arlington’s two precincts. There are 8,150 voters in Arlington, a city of 11,566.
Go to www.shelbyvote.com, the website of the Shelby County Election Commission for the hours.
Three of the four races for aldermen are contested.
Cheryl Pardue claimed the Position 2 seat at the June filing deadline when she was the only candidate to file. The seat is currently held by interim alderman Hugh Lamar who was appointed following last year’s resignation of Gerald McGee.
Position 4 incumbent Oscar Brooks Sr. is being challenged by Thomas D. Reyes and Marshall Veitenheimer,
Position 5 incumbent Harry McKee has opposition from Mark Strausser.
And Position 6 incumbent Brian Thompson faces Jeremy Biggs.
Refuge Church Pastor Scott Benjamin won the Position 1 school board seat at the filing deadline when he was the only candidate to file. Incumbent Danny Young did not seek re-election.
School board Position 5 member Dale Viox is running unopposed.
And outgoing interim alderman Hugh Lamar and Jill Yelland are running for the Position 3 school board seat. Incumbent board member Kevin Yates decided not to seek another term.