Cocke Co. elects first female mayor

Cocke County residents elected the county's first ever female mayor.

Crystal Ottinger faced three other Republican candidates in Tuesday's primary election. There were no Democrats in that race, so she is the mayor elect.

Ottinger won by less than 200 votes. She says Parrottsville has had a female mayor before, but not Cocke County, and she's honored to be the first.

"Being the first female mayor of Cocke County is a wonderful milestone and I'm tickled with that, and hope and pray I do a good job. I'm just going to do the best I can to get out there and work for the people of Cocke County," she said.


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