Who ever said one vote won’t make a difference?
A Tennessee woman knows better, because she was elected constable by voting for herself. According to an August 8 AP story, 32-year-old Angela Tuttle said her father encouraged her to run as a write-in candidate because no one else was vying for one of the positions in Hancock County, which is in northeastern Tennessee.
Tuttle said her husband initially didn’t even realize she was running.
“I finally told him about a month before the election,” she explained. Her husband didn’t think she would win, but now he “just grins at her.”
Hancock County election officials said 131 voters of the 674 registered in the 3rd District voted. Tuttle’s vote was the only one cast in the constable race. She will be sworn in Dec. 1.
The certified nursing assistant and mother of a 10-year-old son will help serve warrants and patrol neighborhoods in her district. She said her father, a longtime constable who won his own re-election in another district, will “show her the ropes.”