Of the 10,093 registered voters of Trigg County, 5,790 cast votes yesterday, a turnout of 57.4 percent, said Trigg County Clerk Wanda Thomas.
Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries received 4,372 votes, while opponent Linda Humbert received 1,322.
Humphries said he was pleased to have won, and thanked his family and what he said was a bi-partisan group of people that voted for him.
“We’ve worked a good campaign, I feel we’ve been very positive,” Humphries said. “Every once in a while, it’s good to know that people think you’re doing a good job.”
Humphries said he’ll be at work today, as he still has to perform the duties of a judge executive and still has a full plate, adding that the efforts he and his staff have undergone will continue.
Humbert said that while she campaigned tirelessly, they were apparently “outspent” by the Humphries campaign. She also said she’s been asked in recent days about rumors of “secret meetings” and efforts to keep jobs out of Trigg County. She didn’t specify whether she subscribes to those rumors.
“I don’t feel like I’m in a position to name names, but it’s very obvious that there are some efforts to maintain control of the county, and they’ve managed to do that,” Humbert said.
Humbert also said that in the near future she plans to continue work on grant programs that they’ve been working on.
In the race for Cadiz Mayor, incumbent Lyn Bailey won 594 votes to challenger James “Bobby” Britt’s 235 votes.
In the Trigg County Attorney race, challenger Randall Braboy received 3,822 votes, while incumbent H.B. Quinn received 1,238 votes.
Braboy said he’s going to have to “hit the ground running,” but he, like Humphries, was pleased to have won, even though he and his supporters thought he had won after the May primary.
“I didn’t really know how this was going to come out,” Braboy said. “My fear was that the people that supported me in the spring might think I won and not show up to vote.”
In the Trigg County Sheriff race, challenger Ray Burnam II received 3,492 votes, while Sheriff Randy Clark received 2,239 votes.
In particular, Braboy said he’ll have to “get on board” with the cases in the District Court and will have to see what is going on with Fiscal Court.
Burnam said that he plans to spend some time with Clark over the next few weeks to see where the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department is and to see what needs to be fixed so that the transition will be smooth.
“One door closes, another one opens, is what I’ve always been told,” said Clark. “We’ll see what’s out there.”
In the First Magisterial District race, Mike Wright received 556 votes to Steven Darnall’s 271 votes. Both are running for this office for the first time.
Both Wright and Darnall congratulated each other for a good race. “I couldn’t have run against anybody more classy or capable than Mr. Steve Darnall,” said Wright. “I feel like we bonded a little bit after the debate and became friends.”
Darnall said they wanted a higher turnout than what transpired, but it was a good race nonetheless.
In the Fifth Magisterial District race, Rick Nelson won 512 votes to Tom Ledford’s 421 votes. Both are running for this office for the first time.
“I’m honored that the people of the Fifth Magisterial District voted for me, and I’m honored by their trust,” Nelson said. “I didn’t think I would be this … emotional.”
Nelson also said that he hopes to advocate for the people of the Fifth Magisterial District after his swearing in next year.
In the Fourth Magisterial District race, Jeff Broadbent received 419 votes to Mike Hyde’s 232 votes. Both are running for this office for the first time.
Broadbent said he was “very pleased” with the results, and added that he plans to learn as much as he can before he’s sworn in and also plans to attend the next few fiscal court meetings.
In the Cadiz City Council race, incumbents Regenia Wilkerson Jasper, Susan Bryant, Manuel Brown, Todd King, Bob Noel and Frankie Phillips will all be returning to their jobs next year.
Jasper received 494 votes, Bryant received 585 votes, Brown received 519 votes, King received 686 votes, Noel received 572 votes and Phillips received 521 votes. The two challengers, Jim Lancaster and Cindy Sholar, received 449 and 445 votes, respectively, not enough to earn them spots on the city council.
In the Property Valuation Administrator race, incumbent Michael T. Bryan received 3,747 votes, while challenger Glenda Williamson received 1,837 votes.
For Bryan, the next few weeks are going to be business as usual, for the most part. He also thanked the voters for his electoral victory. He also said he’s going to take today off to pick up election signs but that he will be at work otherwise.
“I’m going to continue to try to do a good job for the people of Trigg County … My office is always open,” Bryan said.
In the Soil and Water Conservation Board race, Bob Lawrence received 3,212 votes, Lewis McCormick received 2,243 votes, Daniel Hale received 3,496 votes and Perry Fourqurean received 2,493 votes. As there are only three seats on the board, McCormick will not be on the board.
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Williamson, Quinn, Bailey and Britt could not be reached for comment at press time.