By B.A. Little, Reporter • firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — Jackson County residents voiced their vote for change as three incumbents were voted out in the Republican Primary. In the Jackson County Commission races, incumbents Melinda Gilbert and Mike Sisk were both defeated. In the Board of Education race, Charles West was defeated.
A.J. Buckner and Mark Guffey, Jackson County Commission District 3, will participate in a runoff on Tuesday, March 31. Buckner finished with 3,593 votes and Guffey with 3,207 votes. Gilbert had 2,454 votes.
Jackson County Commission District 4 finished with Kevin McBride at 4980 votes and incumbent Mike Sisk with 4,040. McBride does not have Democrat opposition in the November election.
Robbie King defeated incumbent Charles West 4,302 – 2,039 in the Jackson County Board of Education race. King also does not have Democrat opposition in the November election.
In the Circuit Judge’s race to replace retiring Judge Jenifer Holt, Brent Benson finished on top with 5,880 votes. Daryl Eustace had 2,582 votes and Patricia Stewart had 1,168 votes. Benson has no Democratic opposition in November. After the results, Benson said that he wanted to thank everyone who had worked so hard during this campaign and thanked everyone for voting.
The Jackson County elections will be certified next week alongside the opening of any provisional ballots.