Brandon, Minor elected to council
Lewisburg voters have elected two new members to their city council as a result of the election on Tuesday.
Challenger Quinn Brandon, a local attorney, unseated incumbent Willie Mitchell for the Ward 1 City Council seat, and Lewisburg Middle School teacher Robin Minor succeeds Ward 5 Councilman Roy Wayne Bailey who died in office this year.
"I am very pleased. This is quite an honor," said Brandon, 28.
She is the first woman to serve on the city council.
Both candidates were quick to thank their supporters.
"I appreciate all the support of the folks who came out and voted. And all the folks who supported me through the election," Minor said.
Results will be official after certification by the Marshall County Election Commission at 10 a.m. on May 16, at the Election Office, 230 College St.
Brandon and Minor will be sworn in on June 1 at City Hall.
"I had many people who … helped me through this campaign. I can't thank them enough. And I was very pleased by the voter turnout," she said.
Brandon is an attorney at the Law Offices of Brandon & Brandon. She is the sixth generation of attorneys in the firm. Raised in Lewisburg, she lived in Murfreesboro and Memphis while attending college.
As for her priorities once she takes office, Brandon said, "There are several things I want to look into, but I want to complete a little more research before I move forward with those. I am extremely happy to be here."
"I am really excited to begin this new challenge. We all know how important industry and good jobs are to growth in our communities. I plan to address those needs," said Minor, responding to questions about his priorities now that he has been elected.
Born and raised in Lewisburg, Minor has served on the Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Board for several years and he was a commissioner of the Southern Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference in 2005-06.
He teaches history at Lewisburg Middle School.