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The Williamson County Election Office began to issue petitions June 22 to anyone seeking to enter the race for a seat on the Fairview City Commission in the November municipal election.

In keeping with all the strangeness of 2020, the November municipal election will also be unusual and historical. The City of Fairview will have four city commission seats up for election in November. This is the first time four seats on the city commission will be decided in one election since the city’s incorporation in 1959.

One contest on the ballot will be for a seat to fill an unexpired term. In a separate contest on the ballot, three seats will be determined with the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes each being seated to a four-year term. The candidate receiving the third highest number of votes will be seated to an unexpired term.

The only city commission seat not up for grabs in November will be the seat held by Mayor John Blade.

The reason for November’s busy ballot is the city’s attempt to stagger the seats for city commission members and the elected mayor’s seat in future elections.

Williamson County Election Administrator Chad Gray said, “Pursuant to T.C.A 2-5-101(a) the Qualifying deadline is Thursday, August 20th at 12 noon for candidates seeking election to municipal offices appearing on the November 3rd General Election ballot.”

As of press time, current commissioners Rod Dawson and Derek Burks along with political newcomers Christopher McDonald and Greg Dewire have picked up petitions to run.

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