Runoff election slated for Tuesday

Published 9:05 am Thursday, April 19, 2012

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

The only local races in Tuesday’s upcoming primary runoff elections including district court judge and county commission district two will be found on the Democratic Party ballot in Lowndes County.

Voters must choose to vote on either the Democratic or the Republican ballot, but cannot vote on both.

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In the race for district court judge on the Democratic runoff ballot, Lowndes County voters will decide between challenger Debra “Caldwell” Bush and incumbent Adrian D. Johnson.

In the race for county commission district two on the Democratic ballot, they will decide between challenger Carnell McAlpine and incumbent Charlie King Jr.

In the March 13 Democratic Primary, Johnson received 1,804 votes or 42.60 percent to 1,520 votes or 35.89 percent for Bush. Johnson and Bush each received two provisional votes.

In the March 13 Democratic Primary, McAlpine received 636 votes or 49.46 percent to 612 votes or 47.59 percent for King. McAlpine received one provisional vote to none for incumbent Charlie King Jr.

None of these candidates face Republican opposition.

In the only Republican Primary runoff election to be voted upon by Lowndes County residents, Chip Brown will face Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh for president of the public service commission.