NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville lawyer Jamie Hollin has defeated Metro Councilwoman Pam Murray in a special recall election for her District IV seat.
Claiming Murray spends the majority of her time working out of state in Michigan, Hollin organized a recall petition, which led to the special election.
More than 1,000 people voted Thursday and when the polls closed, Hollin was ahead by just three votes.
A count of the ballots Friday morning, including four provisional ballots, shows Hollin with 542 votes to Murray's 540.
Two of the provisional ballots went to Murray, one to Hollin and one was rejected.
The Metro Election Board will certify the election on Monday
Once certified, the candidates have five days to file a lawsuit for a recount if they choose to do so.
There is no automatic trigger for a recount.
Murray, who is in her second term, was first elected to the Metro Council in 2003.
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