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Last Minute Changes in Bear Creek Elections

By Glenn Collins
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 9:47 AM
https://hbtv.us/news/?story_id=1186

UPDATE, Friday, July 20, 10:15 AM -- On the ballot for Place 1, the name "Mark Lloyd Townsend" will appear rather than "Lloyd Townsend," Bear Creek Town Clerk Ava McCurley said Friday morning. (Complete story forthcoming.)

BEAR CREEK -- Last minute switches in the qualifying Tuesday evening for the Bear Creek election had one candidate changing places and one incumbent vacating his seat to run for another. 

Don Lawler, the current councilmember from Place 5, is now running for Place 4. Mark Townsend, on the ballot as Lloyd Townsend, withdrew from Place 4 and qualified for Place 1. There are now three council places without incumbents: places 3, 4, and 5.

The last day to register to vote in the August 28 election is Friday, August 17. The ballot for August 28 is as follows:

Mayor    
    Connie Bishop Morrison *
    Scott C. Wallace
     
 Place 1    
    James Loden*
    Lloyd Townsend
     
Place 2    
    Mark Cofield
    Chris Gillum*
     
Place 3    
    Kenneth Gravitt
    Michael R. Tidwell
     
Place 4    
    Don Lawler
    Tommy Lewis
     
Place 5    
    Larry McGee
    Ronnie Freeman
     
    * - indicates incumbent
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