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Houston County Unofficial Election Results

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By Will Johnson

Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – The 2016 General Election was held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and if the early voting numbers are any indication, this year’s number of votes could easily surpass previous records for the number of votes cast in an election.

According to Houston County Elections Administrator Gloria Swor, “We had a grand total of 4,845 voters who showed up at the polls out of 13,169 whom are registered here in the county.” The 4,845 early votes equate to approximately 36.8 percent of all registered voters in the county.

In addition to the 4,845 early votes, there were a total of 306 absentee ballots cast in Houston County for a total of 5,191 votes before the first precinct ballot boxes were counted.

In the one contested race Houston County race, incumbent Precinct Three  Commissioner Pat Perry led challenger Reginald Berry by a count of 736 (56.7 percent) to 532 (43.3 percent).

The early voting numbers by precinct showed: Precinct 1 – 550; Precinct 2 – 708; Precinct 3 – 552; Precinct 4 – 842; Precinct 5 – 328; Precinct 6 – 290; Precinct 7- 465; Precinct 8 – 146 ; Precinct 9 – 172; Precinct 10 – 67; Precinct 11 – 54: Precinct 12 – 62; Precinct 14 – 182; Precinct 15 – 90; Precinct 16 – 114; Precinct 17 – 83; Precinct 18 – 59; Precinct 19 – 171; Precinct 20 – 70; Precinct 21 – 82; and Precinct 22 – 104. Precinct 13 is used for early voting.

Precinct Three is made up of Precincts Three, Seven, Nine, 17 and 18.

With the exception of the unopposed Democratic candidates, all Republican candidates for office led in their respective races after the early votes had been counted.

After all the ballots had been counted in the Precinct Three County Commissioners race, incumbent Pat Perry defeated Reginald Berry by a count of 1,124 (57.11 percent) to 844 (42.89 percent).

The vote totals showed 8,409 vote were cast with 21 out 0f 22 (95.45 percent) of the precincts reporting for a voting percentage of 63.8.

At the national level Donald Trump received 6,205 votes (74.28 percent) while Hillary Clinton received 1,978 votes (23.68 percent).

District Eight U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (REP), representing Houston County, ran unopposed and received 6,314 votes (100 percent).

State Representative District 57 Trent Ashby ran unopposed and received 6,461 votes (100 percent).

Mark A. Calhoon (REP) was unopposed in the race for District Judge, 3rd Judicial District and received 6,242 votes (100 percent).

Pam Foster Fletcher (REP) was unopposed in the race for District Judge, 349th Judicial District and received 6,270 votes (100 percent).

Donna Gordon Kaspar (REP) was unopposed in the race for District Attorney, 349th Judicial District and received 6,313 votes (100 percent).

In Houston County, County Attorney Daphne Lynette Session (DEM) was unopposed and received 4,461 votes (100 percent).

Sheriff Darrel E. Bobbitt (REP) was unopposed and received 4,461 votes (100 percent).

County Tax Assessor-Collector Danette Millican (DEM) and received 4,584 votes (100 percent).

Precinct One County Commissioner Gary Lovell (REP) and received 1,776 votes (100 percent).

Precinct One Constable Morris Luker was unopposed and received 2,981 votes (100 percent).

Precinct Two Constable Kenneth “Red” Smith was unopposed and received 3,365 votes (100 percent).

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.