Dickson Councilman Mike Legg announced earlier this month his intention to resign after nearly 30 years serving the city’s First Ward.
The city council election is in September and Legg had recently moved into the Third Ward.
Shortly after The Herald reported on Legg’s plan to step down, the councilman’s constituents changed his mind, he said.
“It wasn’t my plan. And I am not saying I am that great,” said Legg, who owns REMAX Real Estate Center of Dickson and is a realtor. “But I had so much support…I had 38 signatures in two hours.”
The signatures were from Third Ward residents, which qualified Legg to run.
“I was very humbled by it,” said Legg who has served since 1989 with the next closest councilperson in years served being Dwight Haynes who was elected in 2007.
“The seat belongs to the people. If they want me, great. If they want somebody else, that’s great. I am happy to serve.”
Legg’s opponents will be incumbent councilman Jon “Bird” Armstrong and Pamela Edmond.
The qualifying deadline for candidates was Thursday.
Election Day is Sept. 28. Early voting is Sept. 8-23.
Early voting will only be at Restoration Church, 503 Henslee Drive, in Dickson.
Election Day voting locations are: First Ward, First Baptist Church; Second Ward, Restoration Church; Third Ward, Dickson Senior Center; and Fourth Ward, Pomona Baptist Church.
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