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UPDATE: West Tennessee Election Results

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Updated 9:50

George Flinn conceded the 8th District US House primary race to George Kustoff, winning by just nearly 4 percent.

Republican Tim Wirgau also wins his primary with nearly 60 percent of the vote against James Poe for the State House District 75.

See more results at the end of this story.

Updated 9:21 p.m.

Donnie Walton has been elected Obion County commissioner, and a Republican incumbent has won his primary. Mark Green will face Democrat David Cutting in November for the District 22 Tennessee Senate seat.

Updated 8:48 p.m.

The Republican 8th District primary shows two leaders: David Kustoff and George Flinn with more than half of the district's precincts reporting. Kustoff has less than a 1 percent lead over Flinn.

Though several precincts have not yet reported their results, the state Senate 22nd District Republican incumbent Mark Green will take his primary, with more than 80 percent of the vote.

Updated 8:14 p.m.

As election results roll in, George Flinn is leading the packed US House District 8 race for the Republican Party with nearly 29 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Rickey Hobson leads the Democratic primary for that race with 51 percent against his sole opponent Gregory Frye.

A winner has been named for the Stewart County Commissioner race, with Howard Jobe taking the position with nearly 65 percent of the vote.

Original story

Tennessee’s State Primary and County General Election is Thursday, Aug. 4.

There are 13 candidates running for the Republican nomination to succeed 8th District U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher. The 8th district covers the majority of west TN including Weakley, Obion, and Henry counties. Two democratic candidates are also in the running for the seat.

Tennessee's 75th house district is currently represented by RepublicanTim Wirgau who will face James Poe in the primary election. Republican Senator Mark Green currently represents Tennessee 22nd District and is opposed by Lori Smith.

Other races include County Commissioners for Stewart and Obion County.

Polls for the general election close at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Here are the latest results

U.S House District 8 (Democratic) / 100% reporting

  • Gregory Frye: 6,305 votes 45.68%

  • Rickey Hobson: 7,617 votes 54.32%

U.S House District 8 (Republican) / 100 % reporting

  • Ken Atkins: 408 votes 0.68%

  • Hunter Baker: 1,005 votes 1.66%

  • Dave Bault: 108 votes 0.18%

  • George Flinn: 13,956 votes 23.12%

  • Brad Greer: 6,807 votes 11.28%

  • Raymond Honeycutt: 220 votes 0.36%

  • George Howell: 211 votes 0.35%

  • Brian Kelsey: 7,806 votes 12.93%

  • David Kustoff: 16,505 27.34%

  • Tom Leatherwood: 2,540 votes 4.21%

  • Mark Luttrell: 10,597 votes 17.55%

  • David Maldonado: 76 votes 0.13%

  • David Wharton: 129 votes 0.21%

Tennessee House District 75 (Republican) Henry/Stewart Co. (Winner faces Democrat Daniel Powell) /100% reporting

  • James Poe: 2,449 votes 40.45%

  • Tim Wirgau (incumbent): 3,606 votes 59.55%

Tennessee Senate District 22 (Republican) Stewart County (Winner faces Democrat David Cutting) / 100% reporting

  • Mark Green (incumbent): 6,183 votes 84.17%

  • Lori Smith: 1,163 votes 15.83%

Stewart County Commissioner (District 5) 100% reporting

  • Andrea Craig: 64 votes  19.33%

  • Howard Jobe:  215 votes  64.95%

  • James Pellum: 52 votes 15.71%

Obion County Commissioner (District 6) / 100% reporting

  • Mike Barnett: 69 votes 14.59%

  • Casey Hood: 117 votes 24.74%

  • Shawn Johnson: 30 votes 6.34%

  • Bradley Maunder: 30 votes 6.34%

  • Stan Mitchell: 32 votes 6.77%

  • Donnie Walton: 195 votes 41.23%


Whitney grew up listening to Car Talk to and from her family’s beach vacation each year, but it wasn’t until a friend introduced her to This American Life that radio really grabbed her attention. She is a recent graduate from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she studied journalism. When she’s not at WKMS, you can find her working on her backyard compost pile and garden, getting lost on her bicycle or crocheting one massive blanket.
Ebony Clark is a student at Murray State University majoring in computer science. She was born in Brownsville, Tennessee. Ebony has served as a reporter for 4-H congress in Nashville, TN where she spoke with several state leaders and congressmen. Ebony enjoys writing poetry and spoken word and competed in Tennessee's Poetry Out Loud competition hosted by the arts council in Nashville,TN.
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