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No candidates withdraw from Nov. election

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Local offices on the Nov. 6 ballot include Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown City Mayors, Lebanon City Council members of Ward 1, 2 and 5, Mt. Juliet City Commission members of Districts 1 and 3, an at-large seat on the Watertown City Council and Wilson County Commissioner for District 2.

Three candidates qualified for Lebanon Mayor including incumbent Mayor Philip Craighead, David Kievernagel and Robert J. OBrien. Three candidates also qualified for Mt. Juliet Mayor including incumbent Mayor Ed Hagerty, Jamie Luffman and Jim Bradshaw.

Bradshaw also serves as District 11 County Commissioner and District 4 Mt. Juliet City Commissioner.

Longtime Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings will not face any opposition on Nov. 6.

Candidates who qualified for Lebanon City Council seats are as follows, Lanny C. Jewell and Richard Rogers for Ward 1, Annette Stafford and Fred Burton for Ward 2 and Billy Weeks, Jim Mills and Robert Tick Bryan for Ward 5.

Candidates who qualified for Mt. Juliet City Commission are as follows, Jonathan Brydalski, Michael A. Gallion and Ray Justice for District 1 and Art Giles and Britt Linville for District 3.

Four candidates qualified for Watertown City Council including Brandy Baird-Holcomb, James T. Nix, Jim Amero and Tony Lea.

For the District 2 County Commissioner seat, Richard L. Moses and Terry Duncan qualified for that race.

Also, Warren said the Election Commission would plan to place the Lebanon city referendum to raise its sales tax by 0.5 percent on the ballot after Monday nights Wilson County Commission meeting.

Squires can still bring the matter before the full commission Monday night during their regular meeting to allow the sales tax increase to be voted on countywide. Warren said their 40-day window to take action began on Aug. 7 when the Lebanon City Council passed the ordinance requesting the referendum on second reading.

The County Commission would have to call a special meeting if they do not bring it up on Monday, he said.

Counting from Aug. 7, the county commission has until Sunday, Sept. 16, to take action on the sales tax increase. After Monday nights regular meeting, the full commission wouldnt hold a regular meeting again until Monday, Sept. 17.

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