County Mayor Mike Foster, County Clerk Mike Clayborn and Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen all were re-nominated during Tuesday's Democratic Primary and will go on to be re-elected in the August General Election without opposition.
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Foster defeated challenger, Bob Snyder, 2,135 votes (78.2%) to 594 votes (21.7%) in the County Mayor's race. Foster carried all sixteen precincts along with the early voting and absentees.
Clayborn fended off challenges from both Chris Smithson and Glynn Merriman. Clayborn earned 1,617 votes (58%), followed by Smithson with 764 votes (27.4%) and Merriman with 403 votes (14.4%). Clayborn carried every precinct except Cherry Hill. He also carried the early voting and absentees. Smithson carried Cherry Hill with 8 votes to 5 for Clayborn and 3 for Merriman.
McMillen defeated Clarence Trapp 1,897 votes (68.1%) to 886 votes (31.8%). McMillen carried all sixteen precincts along with the early voting and absentees.
Meanwhile, incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack finished with 2,256 complimentary votes. Pack will be unopposed in the August General Election.
James D. Sprague finished with 1,397 complimentary votes in earning the Democratic nomination for Road Supervisor. Sprague will square off with Republican incumbent Kenny Edge in the August General Election.
Only 2,907 people voted in the primary including 1,149 who voted either early or by absentee and 1,758 who cast ballots on Tuesday.
In other uncontested races, Circuit Court Judge Amy Hollars received a total of 1,243 complimentary votes in DeKalb County while District Attorney General Randy York received 1,289 complimentary votes in DeKalb County. Both will also be unopposed in August to fill unexpired terms.
Incumbent Sheriff Patrick Ray and incumbent Trustee Sean Driver, both Republicans, will also be unopposed in the August General Election.
In the contested county commission races, Bradley Hendrix and incumbent Jerry Scott secured Democratic nominations in the third district. Hendrix had 258 votes, while Scott finished with 198, just three votes ahead of Roy Merriman, who tallied 195 votes. Hendrix carried the Middle School precinct 113 votes to 87 for Merriman and 72 for Scott. Hendrix also carried Early Voting/Absentees 145 to 126 for Scott and 108 for Merriman.
In the fourth district, incumbent Wayne Cantrell led the ballot with 233 votes, followed by David McDowell with 191 votes. They defeated Ron Rogers, who tallied 136 votes, and Jesse Baker, who earned 120 votes. Cantrell carried the Early Voting/Absentees 107 to 66 for McDowell, 63 for Rogers, and 55 for Baker. Cantrell also carried the Courthouse precinct 97 votes to 71 for McDowell, 66 for Rogers, and 63 for Baker. McDowell carried Cherry Hill 8 votes to 6 for both Cantrell and Rogers and and 2 for Baker. McDowell also carried Rock Castle 46 votes to 23 for Cantrell, 1 for Rogers and no votes for Baker.
In the fifth district, incumbent John Green led the ticket with 177 votes, followed by Bobby Taylor with 152 votes. Randy Braswell finished with 106 votes, while Johnny Ringo Colwell received 69 votes. Green carried Early Voting/Absentees 72 to 57 for Taylor, 45 for Braswell, and 31 for Colwell. Green carried the Elementary School precinct 85 votes to 77 for Taylor, 50 for Braswell, and 23 for Colwell. Green carried the Johnson's Chapel precinct 20 votes to 18 for Taylor, 15 for Colwell, and 11 for Braswell. Green and Taylor will face a challenge from Republican Jerry Adcock and Independent Lloyd Emmons in the August General Election. Two will be elected.
In uncontested County Commission races, Elmer Ellis, Jr. had 237 complimentary votes in the first district. Ellis and Republican Mason Carter will be unopposed in the August General Election.
In the second district Jack Barton got 248 complimentary votes. Both he and Republican Bobby Joines will be unopposed in August.
Jeff Barnes had 278 votes while Marshall Ferrell picked up 214 in the sixth district. They will be unopposed again in the August General Election,
In the seventh district, Jimmy W. Poss garnered 233 votes, while Larry Summers had 210. Independent Dick Kinsey will be running against them in August. Two will be elected.