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Adamsville election candidates set

Tommy Morris Frank Lacey Dwana Pusser-Garrison

Three citizens of Adamsville have thrown their names into the hat for the Oct. 1 election for the two open chairs on the Adamsville City Commission.

Incumbent candidates Frank Lacey and Dwana Pusser-Garrison’s names will appear on the election ballot next to former Adamsville mayor Tommy Morris.

Early voting will take place in the Election Office on the bottom floor of the county courthouse, and will run from Sept. 12-26. The office will be open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays, according to Election Administrator Joanie Collins.

Lacey has lived in Adamsville since 1998 and has served on the Adamsville City Commission for about ten years. Lacey has also been on the McNairy County School Board since 2002.

Lacey is married to Jennifer Lacey and has raised his four children, Addie, Walker, Molly, and Luke Lacey in Adamsville.

“I wasn’t born here. I chose to live here,” Lacey said. “I like the area very much, and I like the people and the schools.”

Lacey was the Plant Manager at Garan until 2002, and is currently the Vice President of Tennessee Material Corporations. He feels his strength serving Adamsville comes from his experience working with major corporations around the United States.

“I’ve always considered myself a peace maker,” said Lacey. “I try to accomplish my goals without compromising the integrity of the city or my own integrity.”

Lacey said his mind is always on doing what’s right for his community.

“My goal is to serve the city based on doing the right thing,” said Lacey. “I want to do the right thing for Adamsville regardless of whether or not I get reelected.”

Morris does not offer any promises to Adamsville during his campaign, but he is confident about his chances of being elected.

“You can promise a lot of things before an election,” said Morris, “but you have to wait until after the election to see what you can really get done.”

According to Morris, he has lived in Adamsville since 1933, serving as the Mayor for eight years, and also serving on the city commission for around 18 years.

“My past record best helps me to serve Adamsville,” said Morris. “I’ve served many times before, and I’ve seen many elections.”

Morris has been married to his wife, Nancy Morris, since 1998 and has two children, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Morris claims he has been, “semi-retired,” from Morris Construction since 2004. He opened the business in Adamsville in 1961.

Morris has also spent the last 20 years as the Commander of American Legion Post 97.

Pusser-Garrison was on vacation were her family and was unavailable for comment.

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