Runoff election set for Aug. 25

Josh Presley
News Reporter

Following Tuesday's primaries, voters will return to the polls on Aug. 25 for a runoff election that will decide three local elections.
The Clay County District 5 Supervisor seat will go to a runoff, as no candidate received 50 percent plus one of the vote. Incumbent Floyd McKee received 48.5 percent of the vote, with 776 voters casting their ballots for him, while Joe Chandler received 669 votes, good for 41.8 percent.
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 votes. Chris McBrayer received 1,095 votes, good for 25.7 percent, and Jimmy Taggart received 744 votes, good for 17.4 percent.
In the District 36 race for the House of Representatives, incumbent Karl GIbbs will face Jimmy Davidson. In Clay County, Gibbs received 1,734 votes to Davidson's 1,111. Gibbs nabbed 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.