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Gilley wins general sessions part III

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Incumbents are likely to reclaim their seats Aug. 7 if a poll by the Rutherford & Cannon Bar Association is any indication, although the race for General Sessions Judge, Part III could be a close win for the challenger.

In that race, Murfreesboro City Councilman Toby Gilley, a Republican, is running against Incumbent Judge Larry Brandon, a Democrat.

  • General Sessions, Part III

Toby Gilley – Republican: Highly recommend 29.3 percent; recommend 42 percent, do not recommend 17.4 percent

Larry Brandon – (incumbent) Democrat: Highly recommend 23.8 percent; recommend 29.3 percent; do not recommend 38.5 percent

“As attorneys in our local bar we are fortunate to practice in one of the best areas in the entire state. For many individuals, unless they have a legal issue they may never come across any of the candidates in their capacity as attorneys or judges in open court or in a professional setting. This bar poll is a reflection of our bar’s intent to give the general public an idea of what we think of the candidates in their professional capacity and ability to undertake the responsibilities for the positions they seek, ” said Thomas Parkerson, bar association president.

Results in other contested races:

  • Circuit Court, Division I

Jeff Peach – Republican: Highly recommend 7.2 percent; 10.9 recommend; do not recommend 61.8 percent

Mark Rogers (incumbent) – Independent: Highly recommend 79 percent; recommend 15 percent; do not recommend 4.5

  • Circuit Court, Division II

Nathan Nichols – Republican: Highly recommend 4.5 percent; recommend 15.4 percent; do not recommend 59 percent

David Bragg (incumbent) – Independent: Highly recommend 74.5 percent; recommend 20; do not recommend 4.5

  • General Sessions, Part I

Kevin Hodges – Republican: Highly recommend 4.5 percent; recommend 5.5 percent; do not recommend 70.6 percent

Ben Hall McFarlin (incumbent) – Independent: Highly recommend 77 percent; recommend 15 percent; do not recommend 2.5 percent

  • General Sessions, Part II

Barry Tidwell – Republicans: Highly recommend 18.5; recommend 32.4 percent; do not recommend 23 percent

David Loughry (incumbent) Independent: Highly recommend 38.5 percent; recommend 37.6 percent; do not recommend 14.6 percent

  • Town of Smyrna Town Judge

Lynn England – Independent: Highly recommend 22.2 percent; recommend 12.8; do not recommend 17.4 percent

Keta Barnes (incumbent) – Independent: Highly recommend 33.9 percent; recommend 23.8 percent; do not recommend 24.7 percent

Jeremy Gourley – Independent: Highly recommend 1.8 percent; recommend 6.4 percent; do not recommend 44 percent

Cherie Meece – Independent: Highly recommend 2.7 percent; recommend 19.2 percent; do not recommend 39.4 percent

Alan Rose – Independent: Highly recommend 2.75 percent; recommend 3.67 percent; do not recommend 55 percent

  • Cannon Count General Sessions Judge

Susan Melton (incumbent) - Independent: Highly recommend 42.2 percent; recommend 23.8 percent; do not recommend 11.9 percent

Dale Peterson - Independent: Highly recommend 4.5 percent; 14.6 percent recommend; do not recommend 41.2 percent

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