Democratic Party nominees for four contested county offices and five county commission seats, as well as Democratic and Republican 13th Judicial District nominees were chosen by the voters of DeKalb County Tuesday.
A total of 3313 DeKalb Countians cast ballots in the primaries, with 1612 taking advantage of early voting, and 1701 visiting the polls on election day.
When the polls at all sixteen precincts closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the race for the Democratic nomination for county mayor saw incumbent Mike Foster edge by challenger Tim Foster fall to challenger Tim Stribling with a vote of 1183 to1770.
Stribling will square off against Republican nominee Chris Smithson and independent candidate Chris Bratcher, II in the August 7 general election.
The sheriff’s race saw Larry Flair, Sr. take the Democratic nomination with 1306 votes against Michael J. Agee, with 967 votes. Flair and Republican Incumbent Patrick Ray will compete for the office in August.
James L. (Jimmy) Poss defeated three-term incumbent Mike Clayborn for the county court clerk’s seat. Poss took the race with 1681 votes to Clayborn’s 1265.
General Sessions/Juvenile Court Judge Bratten Hale "Butch" Cook, II took the Democratic nomination for his third-eight year term with 1664 votes. His challenger, local attorney Margie Rigsby Miller, received 1208 votes. Cook will face another local attorney, Republican Mingy Bryant in the August election.
James D. (Jimmy) Sprague faced no opposition for the Democratic nomination for the office of road supervisor. He will square off against Republican nominee Wallace M. (Butch) Agee in August.
Six-term Road Supervisor Kenny Edge is not seeking re-election.
Three-term Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack and seven-term Register of Deeds Jeffrey McMillen, both Democratic incumbents, along with two-term Republican Trustee Sean Driver will face no opposition this election season.
Two Democratic nominees each for second, third, fourth, sixth, and seventh district county commission seats were decided, with Bennett Armstrong 95 votes and Elmer Ellis, Jr. 146 votes getting the nod in the 1st District race.
They will face Republican Nominee Mason Carter in the August general election. Two county commissioners are elected for each district.
Joe N. Johnson (160 votes) and Clarence Trapp (171 votes) took the Democratic vote for 2nd District county commissioners. Jerry Hutchins, Jr. recieved 81 votes, and 131 ballots were cast for Frank D.Thomas.
Republican Nominee Bobby Joines and independent candidate James "Jimmy" E. Midgett will face Johnson and Trapp in August.
Bradley Scott Hendrix (253 votes) and Jack E. Barton (215 votes) edged out Jerry D. Scott (194 votes) for the 3rd District Democratic nomination. They will run against independent candidate Wesley Nokes in August.
In the contest for 4th District county commission seats, incumbents Wayne Cantrell (248 votes) and challenger Jonathan Norris (176 votes) took the Dems nomination over incumbent David McDowell (122 votes), Bobby R. Taylor (131 votes) and Anthony "Tony" Poss (156 votes). They will be unopposed in August.
Anita Puckett (305 votes) and Rick Cantrell (228 votes) saw no opposition in the primary, but will face incumbent republican nominee Jerry D. Adcock in August.
Jeff Barnes (210 votes) and Betty Jean Atnip (234 votes) took the 6th District nomination. Marshall Ferrell received 195 votes.
Barnes and Atnip will run against independent candidate Danny McGinnis in August.
Larry A. Summers (189 votes) and Kevin Robinson (178 votes) took the 7th District nominations. David Agee recieved 169 votes. The 7th District nominees will be unopposed in August.
Chad Curtis was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for constable in the 1st district. He will face Republican nominee Lee Plummer in August.
The Democrats fielded no candidates for 2nd District constable. Republican Chris Tramel will face independentcandidates Tony D. Lawson and Jonathan Low in August.
Democrats had no candidates for 3rd District constable either. Independent candidates Travis Bryant and Lou Ann Sanders will vie for the seat in August.
In the Republican primary for 13th Judicial District races, candidates for the offices of district attorney general, district public defender, and circuit court judge, part I were decided.
Bryant Dunaway (129 votes) defeated Shawn Fry (77 votes) for the Republican nomination for district attorney general. He will face Tony Craighead in August.
Wesley Bray (114 votes) defeated Gary McKenzie (83 votes) in the race for the GOP nomination for criminal court judge, part 1. he will face Democratic nominee William Fred Roberson, Jr. in August.
Craig P. Fickling (72votes) came out on top of Edwin G. Sadler (69 votes) and John Meadows (68 votes) in the contest for the Republican nomination for district public defender. Sadler will face Democratic incumbent David N. Brady in August.