Team Of Denny Manning And Marc Gravitt Pulls Off East Ridge Victory; Ann Pruett 3rd

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Incumbent Denny Manning and challenger Marc Gravitt, who ran as a team, pulled off a victory in East Ridge on Tuesday. Ann Pruett, who was favored by current Mayor Brent Lambert and former Mayor Mike Steele, finished third. Only two seats were open.

In the early voting, it was Manning 1,305 and Pruett 1,307. Gravitt was third at 1,189. But after two precincts had reported, Gravitt had a one-vote lead over Pruett. After the fourth of five precincts came in, Gravitt was more than 200 votes ahead of Pruett with Manning in the lead.

The issue was in suspense until almost 11 p.m. as East Ridge 4 was the last ballot box delivered to the election office of the county's 128 voting sites.

The final tally put Manning at 3,440, Gravitt at 3,270 and Pruett at 3,024.

Candidates Gravitt and Manning are expected to join with Councilman Jim Bethune to turn out controversial City Attorney John Anderson.

Ms. Pruett, widow of former Mayor Fred Pruett, was listed in the Anderson camp.

Denny Manning 3,440

Marc Gravitt 3,270

Ann Pruett 3,024

Mimi Lowrey 1,188

Patricia Cassidy 1,051

Stephen King 701

John Clemmer 381


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