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Qualifying for General Election opens
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Zach Sutton

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a McMinnville or Morrison elected official, now is the time. Qualifying opened Monday for the Nov. 8 General Election.  

There will be at least one new face elected to the current McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen in November. Alderman Zach Sutton announced in March he would not seek election. 

“Although it is an honor to serve the citizens of McMinnville, I will not be running for the position of alderman in the 2022 election,” said Sutton. “I encourage citizens east of downtown, south of the Barren Fork, and north of the bypass to run for alderman as these areas have no residential representation on the current board.”

Sutton was appointed by the board in December 2020 to complete the remaining two years of Ryle Chastain’s term. Chastain was serving as an alderman when he won a bid for mayor.

The terms currently held by Alderman Everett Brock and Alderman Steve Harvey are also up for election. Both have announced intentions to seek re-election. 

Morrison’s mayor and two aldermanic seats are also up for grabs. Those are currently held by Mayor Sue Anderson and Aldermen Donald Miller and Joe Hefner. 

“Yes I am,” said Anderson, when asked if she intends to seek re-election.

Hefner stated, “I don’t know. I’ve been on the board over 30 years. I’ll be 70 in January. It might be time to think about myself. I may run again, but I may not. I just haven’t decided.”

“Yes, on re-election,” said Miller without hesitation.

Qualifying ends at noon on Aug. 18. 

Qualifying papers can be picked up at the Election Commission, located at Warren County Administrative Offices on Locust Street.