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Cantrell unseats Banks in assessor race
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DeKalb County voters made their decisions in the Tennessee Presidential Primaries and chose their Democratic nominees for Assessor of Property and Constable offices yesterday.In the Presidential Primary, Rick Santorum came out on top of the Republican candidates.Casting ballots in his favor were 484 people, while Newt Gingrich followed with 413 votes.Mitt Romney rang in with a tally of 315 votes.In the Democratic Primary 619 ballots were cast for Barack Obama.Obama was the only candidate on the Democratic ticket.In the race for tax assessor in DeKalb County challenger Scott Cantrell took the prize.Ballots cast for Cantrell totalled 833, while incumbent Timothy “Fud” Banks came in with 418 votes.Bryan Keith took 97 votes for third place.Cantrell will face Republican nominee Mason Carter in the Aug. 2 DeKalb County General Election.In the DeKalb constable races, Wayne Vanderpool ran unopposed in the 3rd District, and garnered 149 votes.Paul Cantrell ran unopposed in the 4th District, bringing in 132 votes.Incumbent Mark Milam took the 5th district constable contest, earning 127 votes.He ran unopposed as well.In the contested 6th District constable race, Carl Lee Webb snagged a victory over Richard Bullard.Webb came in with 128 votes, while 45 ballots were cast for Bullard.Johnny King, running unopposed in the 7th District constable election, took 177 complimentary votes.