Should Mark Stanfill be disqualified ...

Should Mark Stanfill be disqualified from running for Alderman

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Stanfill Supporters

Tullahoma, TN

#1 Jul 11, 2011
Mark Stanfill was disqualified from the Position 7 Alderman race tonight by the Henderson County Election Commission with a vote 3-2.
Randy Hart voted no, Pope Thomas voted no,

Margaret Milam voted no,

Cornelia Morris voted yes, Kenneth Scott voted yes.

On June 13, 2011 I went to the Henderson County Election Commission office to pick up qualifying papers for Alderman Position 7. I disclosed all my personal information to Dan Miller election office administrator. I was totally honest about my situation. I had a tough surgery which included a total lumbar replacement. I had drain tubes in my spine for weeks with in home health care for assistance. I had to leave my apartment and stay in a single floor dwelling for months due to stairs. This info was fully disclosed. I turned in my qualifying papers and was given the ok to run by Dan Miller. He signed my qualifying papers. I also talked with Dan on three different occasions concerning my living arrangements and running for alderman and was told not to worry.

I ask Dan to let me know if there was a problem before I spent money for this election. His words were “don’t worry about it everything is ok you’re ok to run”. After I had spent a little over 2,000 on this election I went by the election office on or about the end of June to pick up voting list. Dan made a comment about where I was registered to vote and I said yes, is this not old news we have already discussed. He agreed.
I told Dan I could tell when a man was being pressured by someone and I ask him who was complaining and he stated he had received a phone call about my living arrangements. I told Dan he knew my living arrangements.
The reason for disqualification was registered to vote at another location which was disclosed in the beginning.

What would you do?

Is this fair?

Is my opponent involved?

I want to hear from the voters.

Mark Stanfill
will

Jackson, TN

#2 Jul 11, 2011
Sounds like that came from someone close to you that knows how this political game is played.
Unfair

Bean Station, TN

#3 Jul 11, 2011
I think this is wrong, just another part of crooked politics in this town. If you did not meet the qualifications to run he should have never signed the paperwork for you to do so. It sounds like to me that you have someone running against you that is worried you will beat them and that is unfair to the voters. If they can't handle competition they shouldn't run for the position. I think this is completely unfair and if they disqualified you after previously qualifying you then they should be responsible for paying back every penny you have spent on your campaign to win. I think you should fight it until the very end.
hmm

Kingsport, TN

#4 Jul 11, 2011
I think it's bullcrap and dirty politics. Someone was afraid Mark would win the election and would for sure be a better alderman.
xxxx

Jackson, TN

#5 Jul 12, 2011
I think David Jowers is involved. Everyone knows the Cassleberry is his puppet and that you are good friends with his son. You put him in a hard situation, and he figured out a way to get you out so he could throw all his support to his puppet.

Im sure he did not make the call himself, but I'm sure he put that bug in someone's ear about where you live.
Done Wrong

Tullahoma, TN

#6 Jul 12, 2011
YES, Mark you have been done wrong. You qualified, it was excepted and explained on your living arangements and that should be it. We all know who is behind this. Dont we Tim Pierce. Yea, Pierce has been overheard bragging and laughing about this to his undercover buddy thats helping him. Isnt that right Brian Duke. Everyone knows how Duke is he plays all sides, tells everyone what they want to hear. Hate this happened to you Mark maybe your supporters can pull together and do a wright in or something toget you elected. If so check into these two snakes pulling together and i will get in contact with you in person later this week.
concerned

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jul 12, 2011
surely our election commission has as appeals process i would contact them about review of what has been told to you by dan and make sure they are aware of all the facts.
dale

Jackson, TN

#8 Jul 12, 2011
You can bet Tim Pierce, or his supporters, is behind it. He wants to go all over town talking about the Good Ole' Boys, well he has his own clique too.

Why is Tim livng in Lexington anyway? Why would you retire to Lexington, and not where your family lives? And if Lexington is as bad as he says it is, why doesnt he move back how?

Doesnt make sense that you would want to be mayor of a town that you hate and have no personal ties to. Unless of course you are just a crazy man with vendettas.
dale

Jackson, TN

#9 Jul 12, 2011
Look closley at that VFW group. I would be that is exactly where this all came from.
Mutual Bystander

Memphis, TN

#10 Jul 12, 2011
Everyone in Lexington knows Mark Stanfill has lived in Hidden Valley for over ten years.

If I recall he raised all that hell when the Parker woman was selling drugs, he put signs on the road that said 'Drug dealer lives here, if you came to buy drugs leave,' something alone the line of that. He even bought her house when it went into foreclosure.

If people want to act like he did not live at that address then you are know better than him.

I also remember the trouble in the area when his wife left him, you know what I am talking about Mark. I will leave it at that.....
Mark Stanfill

Tullahoma, TN

#11 Jul 12, 2011
Mutual Bystander wrote:
Everyone in Lexington knows Mark Stanfill has lived in Hidden Valley for over ten years.
If I recall he raised all that hell when the Parker woman was selling drugs, he put signs on the road that said 'Drug dealer lives here, if you came to buy drugs leave,' something alone the line of that. He even bought her house when it went into foreclosure.
If people want to act like he did not live at that address then you are know better than him.
I also remember the trouble in the area when his wife left him, you know what I am talking about Mark. I will leave it at that.....
I wont tolerate a drug dealer ever around my childern. I left Hidden Valley in 2008 and moved to my apartment. At the time I stayed in one of my rent houses when I had surgery thats it.
Mutual Bystander

Memphis, TN

#12 Jul 12, 2011
Sure you did!!!
Mark Stanfill wrote:
<quoted text>I wont tolerate a drug dealer ever around my childern. I left Hidden Valley in 2008 and moved to my apartment. At the time I stayed in one of my rent houses when I had surgery thats it.
your wrong

Bean Station, TN

#13 Jul 12, 2011
Mutual Bystander wrote:
Everyone in Lexington knows Mark Stanfill has lived in Hidden Valley for over ten years.

If I recall he raised all that hell when the Parker woman was selling drugs, he put signs on the road that said 'Drug dealer lives here, if you came to buy drugs leave,' something alone the line of that. He even bought her house when it went into foreclosure.

If people want to act like he did not live at that address then you are know better than him.

I also remember the trouble in the area when his wife left him, you know what I am talking about Mark. I will leave it at that.....
Your wrong about him living at hidden valley for the past ten years, my mother rented one of his apartments from him not long ago and he lived in an apartment in the building straight across from her so you need to check your facts on that and if you don't believe me goto stanfill town houses and ask any if the renters there.
Dan Miller is a joke

Sparta, TN

#14 Jul 12, 2011
Why dont you sue Dan Miller personally? Why did he not get this cleared with the election commission? Then while you are at it. Sue each election commissioner and especially Randy Hart. How can anyone listen to him preach?

This is not the first time they have pulled stunts like this.
sue

Jackson, TN

#15 Jul 12, 2011
Dan Miller is a joke. That entire commission is a joke too.
Our state representative and senator should hear from us!
Uh-oh

United States

#16 Jul 12, 2011
your wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
Your wrong about him living at hidden valley for the past ten years, my mother rented one of his apartments from him not long ago and he lived in an apartment in the building straight across from her so you need to check your facts on that and if you don't believe me goto stanfill town houses and ask any if the renters there.
That's funny because I used to rent from him and he definitely was living in his apartment that had stairs in it, and he lived there for the entirety of my lease. Im not strongly into politics, but saying you live in hidden valley while sleeping, eating, an living in an apartment in lexington is a blatant lie. Sounds like he was dishonest from the start and that's where karma comes in. If you don't want to be disqualified for a stupid reason don't give them one.
uh hu

Knoxville, TN

#17 Jul 12, 2011
Uh-oh wrote:
<quoted text>
That's funny because I used to rent from him and he definitely was living in his apartment that had stairs in it, and he lived there for the entirety of my lease. Im not strongly into politics, but saying you live in hidden valley while sleeping, eating, an living in an apartment in lexington is a blatant lie. Sounds like he was dishonest from the start and that's where karma comes in. If you don't want to be disqualified for a stupid reason don't give them one.
Read it again. He says he lived in an apartment. The election commission said he lived in Hidden Valley. YOur statement backs him up.
big deal

United States

#18 Jul 12, 2011
I lived in those apartments for over a year, and Mark lived there for his health. I've been in his apartment even before his surgery, and he's a good guy. Helped me out the entire time I was gone on deployment, and then some. If the election commission knew about his living conditions they should not have made the decision to disqualify him. On the other hand, if Dan never told the right people and got the approval needed, then the decision was wrong to begin with and Mark should have been told up front he couldn't run before spending money on the whole deal.
concerned voter

United States

#19 Jul 12, 2011
It sounds like to me we need to take a look at who we have on the election board because it seems like their just like everyone else in this crooked town (easily convinced and paid off). It's not about what the community wants here it's about who they want. Hell why even have an election here? The end result is going to be who they want anyways. It's suppose to be upto the voters on who we want as our mayor and aldermen but it's not. I think right now is a perfect time to have the state come in and see what's really going on behind all these closed doors and clear our the crooked individuals that are supposedly doing what's best for our community that do it without even letting the community know what's going on. I say if they approved his papers to run and screwed up because they didnt do the job we voted for them to do in the first place then they should let the man run!
Just Sayin

Union City, TN

#20 Jul 12, 2011
Mutual Bystander wrote:
Everyone in Lexington knows Mark Stanfill has lived in Hidden Valley for over ten years.
If I recall he raised all that hell when the Parker woman was selling drugs, he put signs on the road that said 'Drug dealer lives here, if you came to buy drugs leave,' something alone the line of that. He even bought her house when it went into foreclosure.
If people want to act like he did not live at that address then you are know better than him.
I also remember the trouble in the area when his wife left him, you know what I am talking about Mark. I will leave it at that.....
There also was an incident @ Pine Tree....just sayin

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