A death has left a vacancy on the Sumner County School Board. But rather than voters, it’s County Commissioners who will decide who fills the role.
ICYMI: Sumner County commissioners pick winner of tied race, against some citizens’ wishes
The new Sumner County Commission was sworn in last week amid controversy. They had to decide how to handle a tie vote for District 13’s commission race. The process resulted in commissioners, not the citizens, choosing the district’s representative.
Sumner County Democrats feel ‘powerless’ after the commission chose to seat the Republican candidate in a tied race
Brenda Dotson could have been the first Democrat elected to the Sumner County Commission since the 1990s when she tied the District 13 race with Republican Terri Boyt. Instead of going to a runoff election though, the commission chose to seat Boyt.
A Democrat and Republican tied for a Sumner County Commission seat. Commissioners get to decide whether to seat the Republican, anyway.
A race for a county commission seat in Sumner County, north of Nashville, ended in a tie last month. Now the county commission has the choice to either hold a runoff or select their preferred candidate. That decision is on Thursday’s agenda. But commissioners may have already made up their mind.
Sumner County Commission to Consider New Schools Budget Proposal Monday
It’s still not clear when school will begin in Sumner County, thanks to the ongoing fight over the district’s budget. The next move belongs to the County Commission, whose budget committee is scheduled to meet on Monday-a week after what should have been the start of the academic year.