VOTE 2019: Tom Cash wins with narrow lead in District 18 race, Mina Johnson to face Thom Druffel in runoff

Updated:
With all precincts reporting, take a look at the results of tonight's election below:

District 17 – 12 South, Berry Hill, Edgehill and Wedgewood-Houston

Colby Sledge*: 96.38%

District 18 – Hillsboro Village and Midtown

Tom Cash: 50.62%
John Green: 49.05%

District 19 – The Gulch

Freddie O’Connell*: 96.54%

District 23 – West Meade

Thom Druffel: 43.9%
Mina Johnson*: 46.82%
Rob McKinney: 9.09

Druffel and Johnson will head to a run-off election next month.

District 24 – Richland, Sylvan Park and West End

Kathleen Murphy*: 97.26%

District 25 – Green Hills

Russ Pulley*: 97%

District 34 – Green Hills, Forest Hills and Oak Hill

Terry Jo Bichell: 34.14%
Angie Henderson*: 65.6%

Updated: 9:12 p.m.
With 143 out of 161 precincts reporting, incumbents Colby Sledge, Freddie O'Connell, Kathleen Murphy, Russ Pulley, Angie Henderson are all leading in their respective races and are expected to keep their seats on the council.

However, District 23 Council Member Mina Johnson will face Thom Druffel in a run-off election after none of the three candidates in the race received 50% or more of the vote. Druffel received 43.20% of the vote, or 1,404 votes, while Johnson received 47.69%, or 1,550 votes.

Additionally, in Council District 18, candidate John Green has overtaken Tom Cash with 52.15% of the vote.

Updated: 8:20 p.m.

With 53 out of 161 precincts reporting, incumbents Colby Sledge, Freddie O'Connell, Mina Johnson, Kathleen Murphy, Russ Pulley, Angie Henderson are all leading in their respective races.

Newcomer Tom Cash still holds a lead against opponent John Green. Cash has earned 51.38% of the vote, or 634 votes, which Green has 48.38%, or 597 votes.

Posted: 7:36 p.m.

Early voting totals show incumbents Colby Sledge, Freddie O'Connell, Mina Johnson, Kathleen Murphy, Russ Pulley, Angie Henderson are all leading in their respective races, while Tom Cash holds a narrow lead in District 18, the only district race in Southwest Nashville without an incumbent.

District council members are elected to represent each one of Metro Nashville’s 35 council districts. According to the Metro Nashville Charter, district boundaries are determined by population based on census statistics. Of the seven district council seats up for election in Southwest Nashville, all but District 18 include incumbent candidates.

*denotes incumbent

Should a candidate on one or more races not receive more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates on Sept. 12. Early voting for the runoff election would be held Aug. 23-Sept. 5.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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