Businessman Pat Marsh will take on Ty Cobb Jr. in the fight for the vacant Tennessee House of Representatives 62nd district seat in the October general election.
Marsh, chairman of Shelbyville-based Big G Express, beat out City of Franklin employee Joseph Byrd, Gateway church pastor Bobby Scott and Fayetteville car dealer Casey Walters to win Thursday’s Republican primary election with nearly 70 percent of the votes cast.
Cobb ran unopposed in the Democratic primary to take over his brother’s, Curt Cobb, seat. Curt stepped down in the summer to take a new job as the Bedford County Clerk and Master.
Overall, Byrd received 48 votes, Marsh 1826 votes, Scott 397 votes and Walters 348 votes. Cobb took home 557 votes.
In Rutherford County, only 87 voters of the 2,414 registered in the district showed up at the polls. And that includes the 21 who cast ballots early.
Rutherford countians also preferred Marsh, who received 58 percent (or 38 votes) of the vote.
Byrd had one vote, Scott received 18 votes and Walters took eight.
The general election will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the following precincts: Blackman United Methodist Church, Eagleville Community Center and Rockvale Community Center.
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