Three term incumbents County Mayor Mike Foster and County Clerk Mike Clayborn lost their bids for a fourth term Tuesday in the DeKalb County Democratic Primary. Three incumbent county commissioners were also defeated including Jerry Scott in the third district, David McDowell in the fourth district, and Marshall Ferrell in the sixth district.
A total of 3,313 persons voted in the primaries including 1,701 election day and 1,612 either during early voting or by absentee. Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack led the ticket with 2,426 complimentary votes.
Smithville Alderman Tim Stribling defeated Foster by a final total of 1,770 (59.92%) to 1,183 (40.05%). Stribling carried every precinct but Edgar Evins State Park. Stribling also had a majority of the early votes and absentees.
Clayborn lost to James L. (Jimmy) Poss by a final count of 1,681 (57.06%) to 1,265 (42.94%).
Eleven precincts went for Poss. Clayborn carried the remaining five precincts. Poss also had a majority of the early votes/absentees.
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Stribling will face Republican Challenger Chris Smithson and Independent candidate Chris Bratcher in the August 7th DeKalb County General Election. Poss will be unopposed.
Foster and Clayborn's terms will end August 31.
Meanwhile, Incumbent General Sessions/Juvenile Court Judge Bratten H. (Butch) Cook, II defeated challenger Margie Rigsby Miller.
Judge Cook received 1,664 votes (57.94%) to 1,208 votes (42.06%) for Miller. Cook carried nine precincts and he had a majority of the early votes/absentees. Five precincts went for Miller and the two candidates had a tie vote in two precincts.
Judge Cook will face Republican challenger Mingy Colwell Bryant in the August General Election. The term is for eight years.
Larry Flair defeated Michael Agee for the Democratic nomination for Sheriff winning 1,306 (57.11%) to 967 (42.28%)
Flair carried fourteen of the sixteen precincts. Agee carried one precinct and the two candidates had a tie vote at one precinct. Flair also had a majority of the early votes/absentees.
As the Democratic nominee, Flair will face two term Republican incumbent Sheriff Patrick Ray in the August General Election.
James D. (Jimmy) Sprague was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Road Supervisor. He received 2,176 complimentary votes. Sprague will face Republican nominee Wallace (Butch) Agee in the August General Election.
Three term Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack was unopposed and led the ticket Tuesday receiving 2,426 complimentary votes. She will also be unopposed in August.
Seven term incumbent Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen received 2,377 complimentary votes. McMillen was unopposed Tuesday and he will also be uncontested in August.
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Democratic nominees for the county commission in the second district are Clarence Trapp with 171 votes and Joe N. Johnson who had 160 votes. They beat out Frank D. Thomas who had 131 votes and Jerry Hutchins, Jr. with 81 votes. Trapp and Johnson will be on the August ballot along with Republican incumbent Bobby Joines and Independent candidate James "Jimmy" E. Midgett. Two will be elected.
In the third district, Incumbent Jerry Scott lost his re-election bid for the county commission. The winners were Incumbent Bradley Scott Hendrix with 253 votes and Jack E. Barton who had 215 votes. Scott received 194 votes. Hendrix and Barton will be on the August ballot with Independent candidate Wesley Nokes. Two will be elected.
Fourth district incumbent county commissioner David McDowell also lost. The winners were Incumbent Wayne Cantrell with 248 votes and Jonathan Norris who had 176 votes. They defeated Anthony (Tony) Poss who had 156 votes, Bobby R. Taylor with 131 votes, and McDowell at 122 votes. Cantrell and Norris will be unopposed in August.
Sixth district voters nominated Betty Jean Atnip and incumbent Jeff Barnes for the county commission. Incumbent Marshall Ferrell was defeated. Atnip received 234 votes. Barnes had 210 votes and Ferrell polled 195 votes. Atnip and Barnes will be on the August ballot with Independent candidate Danny McGinnis. Two will be elected.
In the seventh district, Incumbent Larry A. Summers and Kevin Robinson were winners, beating David Agee. Summers received 189 votes. Robinson had 178 votes and Agee got 169 votes. Summers and Robinson will be unopposed in August.
In the fifth district, Incumbent Rick Cantrell and Anita Puckett were unopposed for the county commission. Puckett had 305 votes to Cantrell's 228. They will be on the ballot in August along with Republican incumbent Jerry Adcock. Two will be elected.
First district county commission candidates Bennett Armstrong and incumbent Elmer Ellis, Jr. were unopposed. Ellis received 146 votes. Armstrong had 95 votes. They will be running in August along with Republican incumbent Mason Carter. Two will be elected.
Chad Curtis received 174 complimentary votes to fill a vacancy for constable in the first district. He will be running in August against Republican nominee Lee Plummer.
In the 13th Judicial District Republican Primary, DeKalb County voters chose Bryant C. Dunaway over Shawn C. Fry for District Attorney General. Locally, Dunaway received 129 votes to 77 for Fry.
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For Criminal Court Judge, Part I Wesley Bray topped Gary McKenzie in DeKalb County 114 to 83.
In the race for District Public Defender, DeKalb County Republicans gave the nod to Craig P. Fickling with 72 votes compared to 69 votes for Edwin G. Sadler and 58 votes for John Milton Meadows.
Republicans for other Judicial offices who were unopposed are Jonathan Young for Circuit Court Judge, Part II, J. Lee Burgess for Chancellor, and Incumbent Criminal Court Judge, Part II David A. Patterson. In DeKalb County, Young had 175 votes, Burgess received 165, and Patterson garnered 180 votes.
In the Democratic Primary, all the judicial candidates were unopposed including Incumbent Circuit Court Judge, Part I Amy Hollars, Randall A. York for Circuit Court Judge, Part II, Incumbent Chancellor Ronald Thurman, William Fred Roberson, Jr. for Criminal Court Judge, Part I, Tony Craighead for District Attorney General, and Incumbent District Public Defender David N. Brady. In DeKalb County, Judge Hollars received 1,136 votes, York had 1,271, Chancellor Thurman 1,209, Roberson 1,019, Craighead 1,313, and Brady received 1,185 votes.
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Winners of the GOP and Democratic primaries in the six county 13th Judicial District will face off in the August General Election. All judicial office terms are for eight years.