Lynn Bests Incumbent for Former Mt. Juliet Seat

Susan Lynn of Mt. Juliet is headed back to the General Assembly. She beat single-term incumbent Linda Elam by a two-to-one margin in the Republican primary.

Lynn vacated the seat two years ago in a failed run for state Senate. Elam is the former mayor of Mt. Juliet and won District 57 by a landslide in 2010.

The campaign had become tense in recent weeks as Elam continued to challenge Lynn to a public debate.

Yesterday was just the primary, but no Democrats are registered to run for the Wilson County seat in November.

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