Town’s political candidates ramping up for election

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Ramping up to the Nov. 3 election, 25 Collierville residents have filed petitions for five contested municipal races. 

Mayor Stan Joyner is uncontested, as well as Wright Cox, who holds the Pos. 5 School Board post. 

The most contested race is the opening of Pos. 4 Alderman, which is being held in interim capacity by Taylor Stamps. 

The position came open when Alderman Tom Allen passed away in July. 

Ten hopefuls are seeking to fill the position. John Worley, the incumbent Pos. 3 Alderman, is being challenged by three candidates.

John E. Stamps, the incumbent for Pos. 5 Alderman, also has three challengers. 

The candidates were required to meet the qualifying deadline on Aug. 20. 

Six candidates are vying for Pos. 1 and Pos. 3 School Board posts, which were vacated by Kevin Vaughan and Mark Hansen. 

Wanda Gibbs, who replaced Vaughan last November is seeking reelection. 

According to the independent and municipal petitions issued and filed as of the qualifying deadline on August 20, there are more Collierville candidates seeking election than any other suburban municipality.