Four Incumbents elected to four year terms

Four Incumbents elected to four year terms

Four incumbents on the Dickson City Council were elected to new four year terms, two of them in opposed races in the municipal election Thursday, September 26.

According to the unofficial election results, First Councilwoman Betty Lou Alsobrooks won her third term by topping Larry Hillis 385-290, taking 57 percent of the vote.

A retired teacher and realtor, Alsobrooks was appointed to the council to complete the term of Bob Rail, who resigned in 2010 after being elected County Mayor. 

Hillis previously served one term on the Dickson County School Board and was elected to the Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee in 2018.

Three- term incumbent Dwight Haynes received 68 percent of the vote as he beat Gaither “Butch” Bagsby Jr.  in the Fourth Ward race 220-105.

Hayes is currently the longest- tenured member of the Dickson City Council, after unseating 36 year Councilman Robert Blue in 2007.

Bagsby previously ran unsuccessfully for the Dickson County Commission in 2010 and 2014.

Vice Mayor Robby Harmon won his second term on the council with 330 votes in an unopposed race. An executive vice president and board member at TriStar Bank, Harmon won a three-way race in 2015 to fill the seat vacated when Scott England retired from the council after 12 years.

Third Ward Councilman Horace Perkins III received 229 votes in an unopposed race A manager at Joel’s Body Shop in Dickson, Perksinn on his seat by defeating two incumbent council members in 2011. He previously served on the Dickson County Commission between 2006 and 2010.

The results of Thursday’s election are unofficial until certified by the Dickson County Election Commission, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Pending certification of the election results, Alsobrooks, Harmon, Perkins and Haynes will be sworn in for their new terms at the Oct. 7 Dickson City Council meeting.

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