Hoover-Pickler race could help Luttrell, Oldham

The CA's prolific and thorough county government reporter, Daniel Connolly, passes along some election analysis from county commissioner Mike Ritz. Essentially, Ritz is saying the intense battle for District 5 of the Shelby County school board between incumbent David Pickler and software executive Ken Hoover is generating massive turnout participation that could aid Republicans countywide like Mark Luttrell in the county mayoral race and Bill Oldham in the sheriff's race.

From Daniel:

He said that five of the six precincts where there was the highest penetration of voter turnout were in areas where Hoover and Pickler were battling for the school board seat. "They've waged a very kind of vicious and kind of hand-to-hand combat out here," Ritz said.

He says most of the people who voted in the county school board race are likely Luttrell voters. "That one race could make Luttrell if it's a close race," he said. He also said it would also potentially affect Bill Oldham.

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