We are so proud of the people who stepped up bravely to run as Democrats for our County Commission and School Board. After reviewing the results from the August 4 election, the outcomes were not what we were hoping for. However, we know that incremental progress is still progress. We had more candidates run for County Commission and School Board than we have had in years, and they were some of the most highly qualified community leaders that ran for office this cycle. They ran their races with integrity and grit. We are proud of each and every one of them. We also had an unprecedented amount of community support. For every volunteer who knocked on a door, attended an event, made a phone call, or made a donation, thank you. Our Democratic candidates could not have made this historic run without your support.
This election also offered the opportunity for Sumner County to make history by electing the first Black woman to our county commission. We are proud of Brenda Dotson and her determination to represent District 13 and the voters who turned out in droves to support her historic campaign.
We will continue to support Brenda as we work through the next steps with the Sumner County Election Commission. District 13, this race is not over. We will work to ensure the outcome of the election is decided in a fair and transparent process.
Statement from Brenda Dotson, County Commission District 13 Candidate:
District 13: you came out in a BIG way today.
Watching my community come out to cast their votes in this historic campaign was an inspiration. THANK YOU for believing in me, fighting with me, and voting for me.
This race has NOT yet been decided, and we look forward to working with the Sumner County Election Commission to determine our next steps. Thank you, again, for your support. I’m so thankful to call District 13 my home.