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Two run-offs

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Photo by Jody Shackelford
The Fulton County primary elections were held May 20 and the votes have been tallied revealing a run-off to be held June 10. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger with 1,035 votes (48 percent of the vote) will go head to head against Charles "Dennie" Bost with 713 votes (33 percent of the vote), as fallen candidates Scott Holloway with 271 votes (12 percent of the vote) and Brian Sanderson with 157 (7 percent of the vote) leave the race.

In the battle for assessor, Brad Schaufler with 825 (39 percent of the vote) and Mike Innis with 732 (35 percent of the vote) will also face each other in a run-off, leaving Terry Walker walking with 552 votes (26 percent of the vote).

The new county-wide office of constable has been captured by Butch Blair with 1,119 votes (56 percent of the vote). Opponent Boyd Dailey received 681 votes (34 percent of the vote) and Monte Lane with 210 votes (10 percent of the vote).

Uncontested positions in Fulton County include City Clerk, Vickie Bishop; Donna Hall, Treasurer; Calvin "Buster" Smith, County Collector; Steven C. Barker, County Coroner; and Brian Keen, County Surveyor.

In the race for justice of the peace, Cris Newberry filed for district one, Lynn Guffey -- district two, Jim Bicker -- district three, Michael C. Barnett -- district four, Michael Roork -- district five, Marjorie Rogers, -- district six, David Cunningham -- district seven, Jack Haney -- district eight and Jimmy Marler -- district nine, all uncontested.

Jim Short has filed uncontested as non-partisan judicial for the position of Fulton County District Court Judge.

Other then the office of Fulton County Judge, election winners will go forward in to the fall general election unopposed by a Republican candidate.

Break-down of votes by precincts in The News on May 29.

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-- Posted by BlackBarts on Thu, May 22, 2008, at 8:51 PM

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