Mowing Down The Opposition?
Trustee Candidate Carves Name Into Hill At Brown-Spurlock Park

A candidate for Cannon County Trustee in the August 5 General Election was the subject of a WSMV News Channel 4 report Wednesday. The story first aired during tonight's 6 p.m. broadcast.

The story fired air during tonight's 6 p.m. broadcast.

Grant Holt, an employee of the Town of Woodbury and the son of Cannon County Election Commissioner Sue Patrick, is the subject of the report. Holt is also the son-in-law of Woodbury Mayor Harold Patrick.

Holt, who mows lawns for the town, carved his name into a hill at Brown-Spurlock Park.

He is running for the job of county trustee along with seven other candidates.

Sue Patrick said today Holt did it as a silly joke.

Cannon County Administrator of Elections Stan Dobson said Holt did nothing illegal by carving his name into the hill as far as election laws are concerned.

If any law or ordinance was violated, Dobson said, it would be up to town officials to determine.

It is possible Holt could be terminated by the town for his actions if they were down on city time, or face disciplinary action.

The Courier will continue to report on the incident as the situation develops.

See the WSMV Report