|Published: 8:54 AM, 08/20/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The candidate qualifying deadline for
the Madisonville city election in November came and passed Thursday.
Incumbent City Recorder Ted Cagle will
face opposition for his seat from businessman Bryan Hall.
Three city alderman incumbents, Bill
Spradlin, Glenn Moser and Bobby Bruner, must contend with two
challengers who have run or held city office before, Augustus "Gus" Davis and Marvin "Booger" Hunt.
Madisonville voters will also have to
decide whether not to allow liquor by the drink in the city limits.
In recent elections, Madisonville and
Sweetwater voters have passed alcohol referendums in attempts to get
Madisonville and Sweetwater both have
passed laws allowing package liquor stores.
In 2009, Sweetwater voters passed a
referendum allowing restaurants to sell liquor by the drink.
Both Sweetwater and Madisonville have
seen liquor stores open in the past year, but so far, there has been
no rush of restaurants selling liquor by the drink in Sweetwater.
The Madisonville election is the same
day as the presidential, U.S. Congress and Senate races along with
the Tennessee House contests.
Early voting for the Nov. 6 election
runs Oct. 17 to Nov. 1.
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