By Bill Short
Mayor Terry Jones won a third term, while four aldermen and no school board members got second terms in Tuesday’s Millington city elections.
Jones received 1,966 vote to Position 6 Alderman Chris Ford’s 1,705 votes.
“I am humbled and honored by the faith and confidence that the citizens of Millington have shown in me to continue to serve and lead for the next four years,” Jones said. “I look forward to the continued growth of our school system, our business base and the recreational opportunities for our community.
“I want to continue the progress and growth that we have seen recently to make Millington a better community to raise our children, to work, to play and to worship,” he added. “I look forward to working with the Board of Aldermen and our City Manager as we continue to provide the best benefits to our employees and the best services to our citizens. Thank you once again for your support and confidence.”
In Tuesday’s other results:
Aldermen Hank Hawkins, Frankie Dakin, Larry Dagen and Thomas McGhee were re-elected, while Bethany Huffman was defeated.
Huffman received 1.683 votes for Position 1, and Missy Boyd Ervin got 1,713 votes.
Hawkins received 1,713 votes for Position 2, and Al Bell got 1,691 votes.
Dakin received 2,413 votes cast for Position 3, and Roger Taney Henderson got 961 votes.
Dagen received 2,322 votes cast for Position 4, and Sherrie Hopper got 1,125 votes.
McGhee received 2,197 votes cast for Position 5, and Donald Holsinger got 1,197 votes.
Former alderman Don Lowry received 1,947 votes for the open Position 6 seat, and Jon Crisp got 1,411 votes.
Position 7 Alderman Mike Caruthers, who was unopposed for a third term.
In the three contested school board races, Position 1 member Gregory Ritter received 1,556 votes cast, and Roger Christopher got 1,768 votes to win.
Rosie Crawford received 1,443 votes cast for the open Position 3 seat, and Mark Coulter got 1,903 votes.
Position 5 member Louise Kennon received 1,628 votes cast, and Ronnie Mackin got 1,647 votes for the victory
Chris Denson, who was unopposed for the open Position 7 seat.