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Mr. Juliet Voters Ban Holding Dual Officeholders; Implications For Linda Elam

Mt. Juliet voters have approved a measure banning city officeholders from holding other offices, 5,212 to 762, with all precincts reporting.

The measure could affect Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam, who has not said whether she would give up the post if she won her race for state House, The Tennessean reported last week. Elam, a Republican, is posting a strong lead in the District 57 race with 14,447 votes to Democrat Allen Barry’s 4,475. Neither of the independents, Luther Lenning and Heather Scott, has amassed 2,000 votes.

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Mt. Juliet Measure To Ban Holding Two Offices Ahead In Early Voting

The early voting totals in Mt. Juliet are in, and they show voters in favor of banning city officeholders from holding other offices. The measure is ahead, 2,589 to 251.

That could be a problem for Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam, who has not said whether she would give up the post if she won her race for state House, The Tennessean reported last week. Elam, a Republican, is leading in the District 57 race with 9,902 votes to Democrat Allen Barry’s 2,791. Independents Luther Lenning and Heather Scott each have more than 1,000 votes so far.