Madison County Primary Ballot

Over at Motion Carried the political blog of the Jackson Sun, they have a list of candidates for Madison County office.

I’m not super schooled up on the finer points of Madison County politics, but there sure do seem to be a lot of Republicans that will basically be elected to office after the primary. 13 of the 25 seats will be held by Republicans after the primary. 5 are assured Democratic wins. That leaves 7 up in the air.

Something I noticed when I was working on the Madison County resource page is the strange set up of the districts. Some have 3 members, other have 2. Kinda curious about the rationale. So, if anyone over in Madison County has some insight, drop a comment or email me at the contact page.

We’ll check back on this next week after the withdrawal deadline if anything changes.

4 comments for “Madison County Primary Ballot

  1. dan_turnbow
    February 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    The GOP captured control of the commission back in the mid 90's . Gary Deaton,Mr Wallace and Judge Todd's wife was very instrumental in helping the GOP do that. The late Alex Leech held on to power as the county mayor until '02 when he challenged McCleary in the dem primary for state senate. The GOP thought they had won the Sheriff's race in '94 when Fred Thompson came in toward the end and endorsed an FBI agent who was the GOP nominee that year but Woolfork won it in the end. As far as the commission districts go Im not sure. I do know the democrats over in Georgia pulled something similar like that in the '02 redistricting but a 3 judge panel shot it down as unconstitutional. So I'm not sure what the deal in Madison County is.

  2. February 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the 411. It's curious to me that the districts aren't equally represented, but I don't know if they are also of equal size. I'll do a little digging.

    Also, thanks for the comment.

  3. dan_turnbow
    February 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Oh no problem Steve. One more thing about Madison County politics concerns former Jackson Mayor Charles Farmer. Im surprised he took a pass on challengeing Herron this year. He's working at some law firm now in Jackson so I guess those paychecks are too good to let go of but Ill give him his due. He did a very good job as Mayor during his 18 years. It was even rumored back in '93 that he was on Ned's short list to replace Gore. So he is pretty well thought of among a lot of dems. His record on job creation and crime was very good as Mayor. Outside of Flinn maybe , no one in that 8th district race could come close to him on those two issues. I think the NRCC escaped a huge bullet with Farmer taking a pass.

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