NORTHWEST FLORIDA (WJHG/WECP) - Voters hit the polls and made their voices heard. Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday’s local primary election races.
In Bay County, final decisions were made on school board members and the half-cent sales tax for education.
For School Board Member District 3, Pamm Chapman beat Joe Wayne Walker for the position. For School Board Member District 5, Steve Moss beat David Haight.
As for the half-cent sales tax, county residents voted 66 percent for yes and 34 for no, meaning the tax was approved.
In Calhoun County, locals were able to vote on school board members and a half-cent sales tax, the first for the county.
For School Board member District 3, Clifford A. Newsome and Ivey McClain will compete in a run-off election November 6. Newsome had 322 votes while McClain had 247. For School Board Member District 5, Danny Hassig will take the position after beating Crystal J. Ebersole.
Calhoun County residents voted on whether to pass a half-cent sales tax to help local schools. With 70 percent of the county voting yes and 30 percent of the county voting no, the tax did pass.
Franklin County residents had multiple local races on their ballots.
For the Tax Collector position, Jamie Crum and Rick Watson ran in the Republican race and Tami Ray Hutchinson and Teresa Ann Martin ran in the Democratic race. Watson won the Republican nominee and will face Martin on the Democrat side in November.
Locals were able to decide school board members, as well as cast their votes on a local judge.
For School Board District 3, Fonda Davis, Sr. beat Roderick Robinson, Jr. for the position. For School Board District 4, Stacy Kirvin beat Christy Thompson.
For County Court Judge Group 1, Jay Gordon Shuler beat Roseanna “Rose” Bronhard and Barbara Sanders for the position.
Locals in Gulf County hit the polls to make their vote count.
County Commissioner District 4 is on the November ballot, but first locals had to decide who would face off. Democrat Sandy E. Quinn, Jr. beat Tynalin “Tan” Smiley and will run off against Ronald Pickett and Amy Rogers, both with no party affiliation, in November.
Locals also made decision about who was going to serve on the school board for the next term. For the School Board District 1 position, Denny McGlon beat Bernadett Hackett. For School Board District 5, Ruby Knox beat Barbara Radcliff and will serve on the board.
Holmes County residents made a decision Tuesday on two county commissioner positions.
For County Commissioner District 2, Brandon Newsom beat Mickey Locke and Scott F. Prescott for the position. For County Commissioner District 4, Earl Stafford beat Eddie Paul and Danny Powell.
Also on the ballot in Holmes County were the school board races. For School Board District 1, Kaci Howell Johnson beat Eric Marell, J. Wayne Marsh, Joey Whitaker, and Milton “Tad” Wilson for the position. For School Board District 5, Leesa Manning Lee, Jr. beat Vernon Lewis, Jr. and Freddie P. McInotsh for the position.
Jackson County residents voted on a school board seat. For School Board Member District 1, Terry E. Nichols beat Diane Long and Connie Jean Mitchell.
Democrats in Jackson County also voted for a nominee for the party for county commissioners. For County Commissioner District 2, Edward E. Crutchfield beat Steve R. Benton, Sr. and will run against Republican Clint Pate in November. For County Commissioner District 4, Terry Charles beat William “Bubba” Nelson and will run against Republican Eric Hill and John Bryan, who has no party affiliation.
Tuesday, Liberty County residents hit the polls to cast their votes for a county commissioner, judge, and school board members.
For the Board of County Commissioner District 4, Doyle Brown beat Bennett “JB” Alford and James “Bo” Sanders for the position.
For County Judge, Kenneth L. “Ken” Hosford beat out David Jackson Summers for the position.
Lastly, there were three school board member seats up for grabs. For School Board Member District 3, Darrel “Doobie” Hayes won against Cathia Schmarje. For School Board Member District 4 Kyle Peddie beat Joe Combs. For School Board Member District 5, Charles “Boo” Morris won the majority of the votes against James S. “Jamie” Chester and Clint Pullam, but the race was so close between Morris and Chester, the two candidates will run-off on the November ballot.
Democrats in Liberty County voted for their party nominee for Board of County Commissioner District 2. Dexter Barber beat Garland M. (Gar) Revell and will run against Teddy Eubanks, who has no party affiliation, in November.
Okaloosa County residents who hit the polls voted on who they wanted on the school board for the next term.
For School Board Member District 1, Lamar White beat Willie Harmon. For School Board Member District 3, Linda Evanchyk beat Alby Clendennin and Joe Slusser for the position. Lastly, Diane Kelly beat Branford McAllister for School Board Member District 5.
In Walton County, local Republicans chose their party nominees for county commissioners.
For Board or County Commissioners District 2, Danny Glidewell beat Cecilia Jones and will face Michael Burke, a write-in candidate, in November. For Board of County Commissioners District 4, Trey Nick beat Bill Fletcher and will face Barbara Brooke, a write-in candidate, in November.
In Washington County, locals approved a half-cent sales tax 58 percent to 42 percent. This tax will benefit local schools.