Dr. Raefsky, 59, of Hermitage died August 5, 2014. Eric was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late, Leonard and Eleanor Potash Raefsky. Dr. Raefsky was a man of many accomplishments, but none greater than his life of service, compassion and love of others.
Eric graduated from M.I.T., where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and went on to graduate first in his class at Temple University School of Medicine. He performed his internship and a fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, followed by a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
Third-term incumbent District 17 State Sen. Mae Beavers easily defeated challenger Clark Boyd in the Republican primary Thursday, Aug. 7.
Based on final numbers from Wilson and Smith counties, with partial numbers from Clay, DeKalb and Macon counties and none from Cannon County, the vote, unofficially, was 13,214 for Beavers and 9,400 for Boyd.
LADIES NIGHT -- Five women are voted in
Wilson County Commission will have 10 new faces taking the oath of office at the Sept. 15 meeting.
Of the 10 newly elected individuals, five are women, two of which previously served as commissioners – District 21’s winner Cindy Forbes Brown and District 24’s winner Joy Bishop. This will bring a total of eight women serving on the county court.
Haywood Barry will return to the bench as General Sessions Division II Judge after defeating four other challengers for the position in the Aug. 7 county-wide election.
Barry formerly served as Division I Judge for 24 years, and after his retirement, served for the past 16 years as a substitute judge in other courtrooms in Middle Tennessee. He resumed his practice of law from 2000 until 2011.
Lebanon attorney Brody Kane defeated Brian Fuller, an assistant district attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit, for the Circuit’s Criminal Court Judge’s seat being vacated by David Durham who is retiring.
Captures 36% of vote
Debbie Moss defeated three other challengers to win the race for Circuit Court Clerk, replacing Linda Neal who did not seek re-election.
Moss, a Mt. Juliet resident, won with 7,067 total votes. Finishing in second place was Felicia Plumlee Hale with 5,062 total votes, third was Bud Brandon with 3,812 total votes and fourth was Jeff Dickson with 3,657 total votes. All vote totals are unofficial until verified by the Wilson County Election Commission.
CK Smith was re-elected to his third term as the 15th Judicial District’s Chancellor in his first race with an opponent since initially elected in 1990.
The following candidates ran unopposed in Thursday's election. Here are their complimentary vote totals here in Wilson County.
County Clerk: Jim Goodall 19,169.
County Mayor: Randall Hutto 18,236.
Register of Deeds: John "Bev" Spickard 18,004.