Democratic run-off election set for Tuesday

Josh Presley
News Reporter

Tuesday will see the Democratic run-off election for District 5 Clay County Supervisor, District 2 Justice Court Judge and District 36 of the House of Representatives.
The District 5 Supervisor spot will see incumbent Floyd McKee face Joe Chandler. McKee received 48 percent of the vote in the Aug. 25 primary to Chandler's 41 percent. Neither candidate received the necessary 50 percent plus one of the vote, leading to the runoff.
The Justice Court Judge District 2 spot will also head to a runoff as none of the seven candidates received the necessary 50 percent plus one of the vote in the Democratic primary. Chris McBrayer, who received 25.7 percent of the vote, will face Jimmy Taggart, who received 17.4 percent of the vote.
In the District 36 race for the House of Representatives, incumbent Karl GIbbs will face Jimmy Davidson. In Clay County, Gibbs received 44.3 percent of the local vote to Davison's 28.4 percent. Neither candidate reached 50 percent plus one, so the race will head to a runoff.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Residents who are 65 or older or those who will be out of the county the day of the election were eligible to vote absentee up until noon Saturday.
For more information, contact the circuit clerk's office at 494-3384.