Scott, Johnson, Green, Pollock join Bedford Commission
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 3:00 PM
Tammy Liter Scott was the top vote-getter out of a field of 10 candidates vying for the four seats on the Bedford City Commission.
Correction - November 11, 2016
A story in Wednesday’s Madison Courier erroneously reported that Todd Pollock was not re-elected in Tuesday’s election.
Pollock, who was elected Bedford’s mayor in 2014, was not up for re-election.
His son, Jonathan Todd “Johnny” Pollock, 18, was on the Nov. 8 ballot running for a seat on the Bedford City Commission on Tuesday.
The younger Pollock garnered 61 votes and will join Tammy Liter Scott, Harold Green and Gary “Newt” Johnson on the commission in January.
• The home at 423 E. Third St., featured on the upcoming Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Home, is owned by Gary and Suzan Duckworth.
Scott won 91 votes; rounding out the top four were Gary “Newt” Johnson with 77 votes and incumbents Harold Green, 63 votes, and Jimmy “Hambone” Helm, 61 votes.
Councilman Todd Pollock, who is wrapping up his first term as mayor, did not win re-election, garnering only 28 votes. The council selects the mayor.
All four members of the Milton City Commission were re-elected, as no other candidates filed to be on the ballot.
Troy Alexander was the top vote-getter, garnering 126 votes, followed by Seth Willis, 122 votes; Jerry Harmon, 118 votes; and Lynn Comeaux, 104 votes.
Unopposed, the candidates for Districts 1 and 4 for the Trimble County School board, Kim Temple and Tony Walker, will stay on the board. William E. Robertson will be a new face on the board, representing District 5, taking over from long-time board member Scott Burrows, who decided to resign at the end of this year.
In the national election, Republican Donald Trump soundly defeated Democratic Hillary Clinton, 2,771 votes to 879 votes, in the presidential race. Republican Rand Paul took 2,326 votes in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. His opponent, Democrat Jim Gray, garnered just 1,434 Trimble votes.