Seven candidates turn in petitions to run for three seats on White Bluff council in Nov. 4 election

Seven candidates have turned in their petitions to run for three seats on the White Bluff Town Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. The deadline to turn in a petition to be on the ballot in White Bluff is noon Thursday. As of a Tuesday morning report from the Dickson County Election Office, seven candidates have picked up petitions and all seven have returned them. Incumbents Oscar Martin and Martha Beth Harding have turned in petitions to seek re-election. Harding ran unsuccessfully as a write-in candidate in 2012 after missing the qualifying deadline, then was appointed in July 2013 to finish the term of Lil Cauthen following her resignation. Also turning in petitions to seek the four-year terms are Roberta “Sissy” Allen, Brandon Gossett, Ellen Campbell Marsh, Connie Reed and Sheila Street. Reed previously served on the council and Marsh finished fourth in a five-candidate race for two seats in 2012. Vice Mayor Todd Hamilton has not picked up a petition to seek re-election as of Tuesday. White Bluff voters will fill three seats on the five-member council in November while the mayor’s seat and two other council positions will be on the ballot in 2016.