Moss, Bland win, Riden advances to November

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By Tia Lynn Ivey

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The results are in for the May 24 Primary Elections, which determined several candidates and key races with 2545 votes cast, which amounts to a 23.58 percent voter turnout. Incumbent Jody Moss, (R), will keep her spot as Superior Court Clerk, earning 66.76 percent of the vote (1366 ballots) in Morgan County, beating Gaby Bryan (R), who received 33.24 percent (680 votes). Ben Riden Jr., (R), beat out Fred Bell (R) in the primary, earning 80.68 percent of the vote (430 ballots), while Bell only brought in 19.32 percent of the vote (103 ballots). Riden will face Crystal B. Thomas (D) who earned 100 percent of the vote (41 ballots).Incumbent Erica Veasley, (D), lost to Cheryl Bland (D) by only five votes for the Board of Education (BOE) District 1 seat. Veasley earned 101 votes, while Bland earned 106. Connie Holt will keep her slot as Chief Magistrate, running unopposed and earning 99.49 percent of the vote (2152 ballots). Charles Merritt will also keep his seat as Probate Judge, earning 99.78 percent of the vote (2222 ballots, running unopposed. Brenda Trammell is reelected as Superior Court Judge, earning 99.49 percent of the vote (2128).  William Prior, too, is reelected as Superior Court Judge, earning 99.82 percent of the vote (2182 ballots), who also ran unopposed.  Allison Burleson will serve another term as a superior court judge, earning 99.70 percent of the vote (2015). Keith Howard, (R) ran unopposed for the BOE District 3 seat, earning 100 percent of the vote (463 ballots). Ron Milton, (R) will keep his seat as the Distirct 5 County Commissioner, earning 100 percent of the vote (372 ballots). Phillip Von Hanstein, (R), won 100 percent of the primary vote (319) for the District 4 County Commissioners Seat. Robert Markley (R), running for sheriff earned a 100 percent of the vote (1780 ballots). Kenny Stewart (D) running for sheriff earned 100 percent of the vote (259 ballots).

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