PHOTOS: Aldermen-elect celebrate victories


PHOTOS: Aldermen-elect celebrate victories

Beverly Burger celebrates her re-election at Brixx Pizza with son Chris Burger and husband, Ken Burger/ Photo by Brooke Wanser.

By BROOKE WANSER

Win or lose, Franklin alderman candidates took a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday night, as months of campaigning and the fall election came to an end.

After spending all day at polling precincts, Ward 2 Alderman Dana McLendon said, “Right now, I’m going to go home and watch baseball and drink beer.” He noted that election night conflicted with Game 1 of the World Series.

In the front yard of Ward 4 Alderman Margaret Martin’s home stood a graveyard of her left over campaign signs.

Photo by Brooke Wanser.

Martin hosted a party at her home for friends and family, which was catered by the Cool Cafe; snacks include fried chicken, charcuterie boards, chocolate dipped strawberries and other goodies.

The spread at Margaret Martin’s victory party/ Photo by Brooke Wanser.

Ward 1 Alderman Beverly Burger wound down her night at Brixx Pizza on West McEwen Drive, where she and friends enjoyed pizza and drinks, along with specialty cookies designed by a friend that read “Thanks, Bev Burger” and “Thanks y’all. Bev!”

One of Beverly Burger’s celebratory cookies/ Photo by Brooke Wanser.

Ward 3 alderman-elect Scott Speedy held his celebration, which wrapped up before 10 p.m., at the Corner Pub.

Corner Pub on Columbia Ave., where Scott Speedy held his victory party/ Photo by Brooke Wanser.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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