City Council election results

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JACKSON, Tenn — Three of the nine seats for Jackson’s City Council were contested on Tuesday’s ballot. Incumbents for Districts 2, 3 and 9 each had challengers for their seat. In District 2 Johnny Dodd retains the seat he has held since 1999 defeating challenger Corliss Mercer-Johnson with 67 percent of the vote. Dodd said he is ready to continue work in his fifth term. “I think the community has spoken. They have faith in me. They believe in me and I have faith in them and believe in them. I think the two go together and I think its time for us to get together and go to work and make our community a better place,” Dodd told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News after the election. In District 3, a second incumbent, Ernest Brooks II, keeps his seat after defeating challenger Robert Curlin with 64 percent of the vote. This will make a fourth term for Brooks as a council member from District 3, and he said it is time to get to work. “The people of District 3 have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear, and they chose experience in leadership and I’m ready to get to work,” Brooks said Tuesday night. And in District 9, David Cisco defeated Jerry Truelove with 68 percent of the vote. Cisco said he is excited about the opportunity to continue making Jackson a better place. “We’re going to try to make some little something happen, somewhere where I know that I’ve done something that will make for the betterment of Jackson,” Cisco explained while watching his grandson’s baseball game Tuesday night. All of the six other city council members ran unopposed in this election. Each will service a four-year term.

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