County retains judge, elects new assessor, school board member

Friday, August 3, 2012

Marshall County voters elected a new property assessor on Thursday when they: retained their sessions and juvenile court judge; elected the challenger in the only contested school board race, and nominated Lewisburg residents to run for the state House of Representatives.

Michelle Griffy Campbell of Cornersville won with 53 percent of the votes in a three-way race, besting her rivals Billy Lanier of Lewisburg, a retired real estate agent, and Shirley Lowe, a Realtor who's well known as the moving force behind the Pregnancy Resource Center on East Commerce Street.

Marshall County Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Lee Bussart Bowles won another two years on the bench - besting her challenger, Marshall County Attorney Bill Haywood, by about a 3-2 margin.

Voters in Marshall County's 7th District elected a new member of the Board of Education on Thursday, ending a 12-year, three-term of service for the incumbent. Susan Hunter of Anes Station Road won the school board race with 228 votes over incumbent Ann Tears' 203 votes.

Marshall County has both the Republican and the Democratic parties' nominees for the open state House seat created during redistricting. Republican Billy Spivey now faces Democrat Vicki Cain in the state general election to be conducted in November when the presidential election is conducted.

Pickup a copy of Friday's edition of the Marshall County Tribune to see complete results, precinct by precinct as well as the rest of the stories on the four political races.