Pam Murray recall appears to be successful
NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Yesterday, Nashville residents cast their votes regarding whether to recall Nashville Councilwoman Pam Murray. Recall efforts began after Murray and Councilwoman Karen Bennett disputed a proposed bill that would have led to permitting mobile vendors on Cleveland Street in which some called Murray "unresponsive."Residents became increasingly concerned after a NewsChannel 5 report in April 2009 that revealed that Murray works for a methadone clinic in Detroit, Michigan despite her legal residence being in Nashville. According to Nashville law, elected officials must reside in the city or district they represent.
Murray was first elected to the District 5 council in 2003.
According to unofficial results and the Davidson County Election Commission, the recall effort was approved. The election commission plans to certify the results on Monday.
- Pam Murray (incumbent): 540 (49.91%)
- Jamie Hollin (challenger): 542 (50.09%)