Monday, January 4, 2010

Candidates Begin To Show Interest In Council Race

At least four individuals have already picked up papers to run for Cookeville city council -- including one incumbent, Alma Anderson. Anderson and Ryan Williams are the only two current council members who are eligible for re-election. Also expressing interest in the race for city council are former Putnam County commission member John Donnelly and current county commissioner Larry Epps. Long-time Cookeville resident Connie Albrecht has also picked up papers. Meanwhile, school board chairman David McCormick picked up papers on Monday, seeking another term on the board. And Henry Fincher has picked up papers to run for re-election as state representative for the 42nd District in the Tennessee General Assembly. He has no opponent in the primary yet, but will face opposition in November from independent candidate Jeffrey Judd.