CLARKSVILLE — Dr. Mark Green beat challenger Lori Smith by a wide margin Thursday (August 4, 2016) to get the Republican nomination for state Senate District 22.
In Montgomery, Stewart and Houston counties Green received more than 80 percent of the vote. With all precincts in, Green garnered 4,545 votes — or 84.24 percent — in Montgomery County. At 9 p.m., Green had 80.63 percent in Stewart County and 87.72 percent in Houston County. He will go on to face Democrat challenger David Cutting on Nov. 8 in the state senate race that covers the three counties. Cutting was unopposed in the Democratic primary Thursday.
Clarksville business owner Lori Smith was a political newcomer who had never sought office.
Green, a physician and Army veteran, was elected to the Tennessee Senate in 2012 and hopes to be reelected in November.
He said he was “having a good night,” as the numbers came in Thursday, showing he had a very strong lead for the Republican nomination.
“There are no words that can replace the statement made by the people of this district,” he told The Leaf-Chronicle shortly before 9 p.m. “I’m honored to have their confidence and extremely grateful for the volunteers of Team Green, who ran a positive, issues-based race. I promise to continue to fight for the families of this district as I have for the last four years.”
He will face Cutting at the polls in November.
Smith said that while Thursday’s results were not what she’d hoped, she was proud of the campaign she ran and the volunteers who helped… Read the full story from The Leaf Chronicle’s Stephanie Ingersoll, HERE.