Republicans swept county commission races and incumbents largely retained office in Thursday's Williamson County elections.
Voters cast ballots for several county offices — including county mayor, county commission and several judicial races — and for state and federal offices.
According to the Williamson County Election Commission, 37,110 cast ballots in the election. That's just over 20% of registered voters in the county, which election administrator Chad Gray said was about on pace with their expectations.
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Those numbers led to long lines at some polling places. At the John P. Holt Library in Brentwood, voters told The Tennessean they waited for over an hour and 20 minutes to cast ballots.
Incumbents largely retain countywide offices
Republican County Mayor Rogers Anderson was elected to his sixth term in office. Anderson, who has served as county mayor since 2002, defeated independent candidate Stephen "Coach" Done.
Jeff Whidby (R), who has served as interim county clerk since November, won his first full term to the office.
The county's judicial races were uncontested. Deana C. Hood was elected to Circuit Court Judge for the 21st District, Division II, replacing retiring judge Jim Martin.
Republicans sweep county commission
Republicans won every seat in the county commission, fending off challenges from Democrats and independent candidates. Every incumbent was reelected, meaning representation will remain unchanged for 14 of the 24 seats on the ballot.
Voters in each commission district elected two commissioners.
District 5 will see entirely new representation after Greg Sanford and Mary Smith defeated two independent candidates. Michael B. Gallik trailed Sanford by just 5% in the final tally.
Williamson County Democratic Party vice chair Courtenay Rogers came closest to picking up a non-Republican seat in District 10, which encompasses much of Franklin. She won 20% of the vote there, trailing David Landrum by just 4%.
State legislative primary
The county also drew attention outside its borders with competitive primaries for state and federal office.
Maury County mayor Andy Ogles won the Republican nomination for U.S. House District 5, which includes parts of Williamson County under a new redistricting map. Ogles defeated several Republicans, with Beth Harwell and Kurt Winstead finishing in second and third. Ogles will face Democrat Heidi Campbell in the general election.
Incumbent state Sen. Majority Leader Jack Johnson won the Republican nomination for Tennessee Senate District 27, fending off a challenge from conservative activist Gary Humble. Johnson won 49% of the vote compared to Humble's 46%. Johnson will not face a Democratic opponent in the general election.
Gino Bulso won the Republican nomination for Tennessee House District 61 over Bob Ravener. Bulso will face Democrat Steven Cervantes in the general election.
Jake McCalmon won a close race for Tennessee House District 63 over Laurie Cardoza-Moore and James Sloan. The seat will see new representation following the retirement of Glen Casada from the state legislature. McCalmon will face Democrat Kisha Davis in the general election.
Sam Whitson ran unopposed in the Republican primary for Tennessee House District 65. Whitson does not have a Democratic opponent in the upcoming general election.
Incumbent Todd Warner secured the Republican nomination for Tennessee House District 92, which includes part of Williamson County. He will face Democrat Angela Hughes in November.
Cole Villena covers Williamson County at The Tennessean, part of the USA Today Network — Tennessee. Reach Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-925-0493. Follow Cole on Twitter at @ColeVillena and on Instagram at @CVinTennessee.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Williamson County election results: Republicans sweep county commission