Captures 36 percent of vote in 4-way race
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.
“I’ve got a big smile on my face,” Moss said. “I’m ecstatic.”
She received about 36 percent of the total votes in the race. “I’m so pleased. My thanks go out to my whole family, treasurer, all the other candidates. It’s been a good, clean race.”
Moss said she will begin today thinking about her new job, noting “I’ve got a lot to do.”
She has worked as Employee Benefits Manager in the Wilson County Finance Department.
Moss appeared on local radio station WANT-FM 98.9 with Coleman Walker and Judge Barry Tatum late Thursday night.
Tatum said he heard her on the radio recently where she said, “‘This position is a job. It’s not a title.’”
“It is,” Moss replied last night, adding she knew most of the people employed in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. “I do have a good group of people.”
Hale said, “I want to congratulate Debbie. We’ve all run a strong race.” She also thanked her family and campaign treasurer, Linda Vanatta. “She hung in there with me.”
Brandon, who most recently served as girls basketball coach at Wilson Central High School, also said he wanted to thank his wife, Bonita, and everyone who helped him in his campaign.
“I would do it all again,” he said regarding running for public office.
Dickson also visited the radio station where he offered his congratulations as well to Moss.
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