Following are statements from the winning candidates in six of the races following the Aug. 5 Cannon County General Election:
MIKE GANNON, Re-elect County Executive:
"I just want to thank the people for allowing me to serve the last eight years and showing confidence in me to serve the next four.
"I certainly don't consider it a right to serve. I consider it an honor and a privilege and it is something for which I will forever be thankful.
"The election is over but I still want to pledge to the citizens that I will do my very best and that every decision I make will come after careful consideration as to what is best for Cannon County.
"I want to continue to try to represent every equally."
LYNNE FOSTER, Re-elected Circuit Court Clerk:
"The people who turned out and supported me were wonderful and I am extremely appreciative of that. I am worn out but I am elated."
DEBBIE MORRIS, Re-elected Register of Deeds:
"I'm so very happy and I'm glad it's over. It's been a tough race. I will continue to do the best job I possibly can. Thank you to everybody who supported me."
DARRELL YOUNG, Elected Sheriff
"It is with great honor and privilege that I have been given the opportunity to serve as Sheriff of Cannon County. I thank each and every one of you who supported me and trusted me with your vote. With this opportunity, I pledge to provide you with a department you can be proud of. I love Cannon County and its people, and I look forward to serving you."
BOBBY SMITH, Re-elected County Clerk:
"It's been a long election. It started in January. But I feel good about the fact the citizens once again trusted me with this office. There are a lot of good people in Cannon County, and we will continue to work hard to serve them."
WAYNE PRATER, Elected Trustee:
"I want to thank the people. There were so many who were working and helping me and I was very pleased with the votes I received. That will humble a man when he is well thought of in that way. I am looking forward to being trustee. It is a very important job for Cannon County and I will do my very best to see that everything is done accurately."
County General Election 2010: Words From The Winners
August 7, 2010
August 07, 2010 at 9:28pm
Seeing there to be no place to comment on the editorial submitted by Nathan Nichols, it is here I post such a desired comment. Your service as a Commissioner in Cannon County has been exemplary and your absence will be noted by the people of your district and with those whom you have served. Your interest, effort and dedication have impacted Cannon County in a positive way. Good luck, Nathan, in all your future endeavors.