Wilson County residents made sure their voices were heard during the election when a record 43 percent cast their ballots during Early Voting for the Nov. 6 election. During the midterm election process, a total of 53,339 Wilson County residents voted, nearly 63 percent of eligible voters.
James Maness was reelected as the District 2 Commissioner for the City of Mt. Juliet. He ran unopposed. Brian Abston was also reelected as the Commissioner for District 4 with 57 percent of the vote, defeating former City Commissioner Jim Bradshaw.
Wilson County residents also voted in the state senate race for District 17 between incumbent Mark Pody (R) and Mary Alice Carfi (D), mirroring the race last fall when the two vied for seat vacated by former State Senator Mae Beavers.
Like last year, Mark Pody was elected and will now serve his full term in office after receiving 70 percent of the vote. District 17 represents Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith and Wilson Counties.
Incumbent Rep. Clark Boyd (R) was reelected after he and Mark Cagle (D) campaigned for the Tennessee House of Representatives District 46 seat. Boyd received 72 percent of Wilson County’s votes for District 46, which includes areas of Cannon, DeKalb and Wilson Counties.
Similarly, incumbent Rep. Susan Lynn (R) was reelected with 68 percent of the votes after a campaign against Jordan Cole (D) for the District 57 seat, which represents parts of Wilson County.
The results of the proposed Sales and Use Tax Referendum for Wilson County were close, but 52 percent of voters were against it.
As of press time, the official results for the Federal and State General election were not announced. The results listed below will be the unofficial results and will reflect those of Wilson County voters.
Businessman Bill Lee (R) and former Nashville mayor Karl Dean (D) campaigned to replace Bill Haslam as governor of Tennessee. The unofficial state results show Lee being elected governor of Tennessee. Lee received 66 percent of the vote in Wilson County, while Dean received nearly 32 percent.
The other big race for Tennessee is who is going to replace Sen. Bob Corker (R) in the United States Senate, and it came down to either Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) and former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen (D). The unofficial state results show Blackburn winning the seat. Blackburn received 61 percent of Wilson County’s vote and Bredesen received 36 percent.
The race for the 6th Congressional District seat for the U.S. House of Representatives vacated by former Congresswoman Diane Black was between John Rose (R) and Dawn Barlow (D), but Rose won the election, according to the unofficial results. The 6th Congressional District covers many counties in Middle Tennessee including Wilson County. Rose got 67 percent of the vote in Wilson County, while Barlow got nearly 31 percent.