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Sanderson, Holt and Stevens Win

November 6th, 2012 - By Charles Choate

Two local State Representatives will return to Nashville for another term, while a long held Democratic seat in Nashville will be filled by a Republican newcomer.

77th District State Representative Bill Sanderson, of Kenton, won overwhelmingly over Democratic challenger Mark Oakes, of Dyer County.

Sanderson gathered an unofficial total of 14,379 votes to Oakes 7,335.

Sanderson told KYTN News after the election, that he is excited to be a continued part of project growth in the district.

Dresden Republican Andy Holt also was re-elected to serve another two years for the 76th District.

Holt defeated longtime Democratic State Representative Mark Maddox by an unofficial tally of 11,119 to 9,351.

In the hotly contested race for the 24th Senatorial District seat, Huntingdon attorney John Stevens carried all six counties in his win against Democratic opponent Brad Thompson, of Obion County.

Stevens collected 38,656 unofficial votes to Thompson’s 29,799.

Stevens won Obion County by a 5,822 to 5,462 vote margin.

Following a call from Thompson to concede the race, Stevens spoke with KYTN News and said he wants Tennessee to be the best it can be.