LIBERTY — There were no major issues in the Casey County elections Tuesday night, according to Casey Davis, county clerk.
“It went really well. Very, very busy,” Davis said.
Casey County, which has 10,715 registered voters, 78 percent of which are Republicans, had a turnout of 57 percent. According to Davis, 6,179 is a good voter turnout for the county.
The 29th District Circuit Judge’s race was a closely watched one in the county, as Casey native Brian Wright competed against Judy Vance of Columbia. Casey and Adair counties together make up this district. While Wright won in-county, Vance went on to secure the position.
Republican Bill Pickerill and Democratic incumbent Terry Mills faced a tough fight in the battle for State Representative for the 24th District. Mills, who lost in Casey County, won in the district overall.
Casey County vote totals
U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District: Republican, Edward Whitfield, 4,812; Democrat, Charles Kendall Hatchett, 931. All 35 counties: Republican, Edward Whitfield, 199,951; Democrat, Charles Kendall Hatchett, 87,196.
State Senator, 15th Senatorial District: Republican, Chris Girdler, 4,577. All four counties: Republican, Chris Girdler, 36,946.
State Representative, 24th District: Republican, M.J. “Bill” Pickerill, 3,226; Democrat, Terry Mills, 2,607. All three counties: Republican, M.J. “Bill” Pickerill, 5,867; Democrat, Terry Mills, 9,288.
Commonwealth’s Attorney, 29th Judicial Circuit: Representative, Gail Williams, 4,573. Both counties: 9,892.
Circuit Clerk: Republican, Craig Overstreet, 5,234.
Circuit Judge, 29th Judicial Circuit, unexpired term: nonpartisan, Brian Wright, 3,378; Judy D. Vance, 2,200. Both counties: Brian Wright, 5,803; Judy D. Vance, 6,657.
Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors: nonpartisan, Brent Ware, 3,474; Curtis “Skipper” Todd II, 2,212; Mary Sue Shoopman, 3,295; David Grider, 2,849; Cheston Wilson 1,804.
Member Board of Education: 1st District: John W. Cox, 580; 4th District: Ken C. Coffman 768; 5th District: Marilyn Wesley Coffey, 891.
Liberty City Council: nonpartisan, Steven Brown, 386; Mitchell Philips 340; Barry Davis, 82; Brian K. Beeler 383; Gerald G. Wilson, 149; Larry F. Bowmer 350; James K. Ellison 332; Brad Vaughn, 338; Andrew Lawhorn, 358; Nicholas Scott, 316. (Barry Davis had dropped out of the election before Tuesday’s vote, but not in time to be removed from the ballot.)
Constitutional Amendment: yes, 4,680; no, 528.