Morgan Trims Springer in District 5 Barn-Burner

All other Council runoff elections go easily for first-round leaders.


Winner Morgan (l) and Springer at Sidney Chism's political picnic last summer - JB
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  • Winner Morgan (l) and Springer at Sidney Chism's political picnic last summer

The Memphis city election of 2015 came to an end Thursday night with what vote totals showed were four comfortable wins for first-round leaders and one barn-burner in City Council District 5, (Midtown/East Memphis), where well-financed newcomer Worth Morgan edged out activist Dan Springer in a battle of youthful Republicans.

With all 20 precincts counted at 9:20 p.m., Morgan had 3374votes to Springer’s 3252. At one point in the vote-counting, the gap had been narrowed to 7 votes.

Other races lagged behind that one in both turnout and drama.

With all 19 precincts reported in the District 2 runoff (Southeast Memphis) Frank Covett Jr. defeated Rachel Knox by 2353 votes to 833.

With 15 of 17 precincts reported, Patrice Robinson had a seemingly insurmountable lead over Keith Williams in Disrict 4 (Whitehaven), 1043 to 705.

With all but one of 18 precincts counted, Jamita Swearengen was easily beating Doris DeBerry-Bradshaw in District 3 (South Memphis)_, 1086-328.

And, in District 7 (Frayser/North Memphis), with all 18 precincts reported, interim incumbent Berlin Boyd held on to his lead by a vote of 1196 to Anthony Anderson’s 709.

Note: Until final certificaton by the Election Commission, all vote totals are unofficial.

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