Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fire fighters union announces Metro Council race endorsements

The City Paper
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 5:57pm
Staff reports

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 140 announced endorsements for Metro’s elections Monday, handing all but one of the five incumbent at-large council members its support.

The local fire fighters union has endorsed at-large council members Megan Barry, Tim Garrett Ronnie Steine and Charlie Tygard, but has not endorsed Councilman Jerry Maynard. Instead, the fire fighters have put their backing behind at-large candidates Ken Jakes and Antioch-area Councilwoman Vivian Wilhoite.

In addition, the organization has endorsed Mayor Karl Dean’s re-election bid and the candidacy of Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors. District incumbents who did not receive the firefighters’ endorsement are Karen Bennett, Duane Dominy, Robert Duvall, Jim Hodge, Walter Hunt [running unopposed] and Carter Todd. Election Day is Aug 4. Early voting starts in four weeks. Endorsements in district races are as follows:

District 1: Lonnell Matthews Jr.

District 2: Frank Harrison

District 3: No recommendation

District 4: Brady Banks

District 5: Priscilla Eaton

District 6: Peter Westerholm

District 7: Randy Reed

District 8: Nancy VanReece

District 9: Bill Pridemore

District 10: Douglas Pardue

District 11: Darren Jernigan

District 12: No recommendation

District 13: Marilyn Robinson

District 14: Bruce Stanley

District 15: Phil Claiborne

District 16: Anna Page

District 17: Sandra Moore

District 18: Burkley Allen

District 19: Erica Gilmore

District 20: Buddy Baker

District 21: Edith Langster

District 22: Seanna Brandmeir

District 23: Emily Evans

District 24: Jason Holleman

District 25: Sean McGuire

District 26: Brock Parks

District 27: Davette Blalock

District 28: Tanaka Vercher

District 29: Karen Johnson

District 30: Jason Potts

District 31: Fabian Bedne

District 32: Jacobia Dowell

District 33: No recommendation

District 34: No recommendation

District 35: Bo Mitchell

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