Two familiar Democratic faces are returning to the Clay County Commissioners.
In District 1, Jack R. Withers (6,716) defeated Republican Walter E. Young (4,263 votes) by 2,453 votes.
Running unopposed in District 2, Democrat Charlie Brown received 8,611 votes.
When asked what they planned to do after the election, both candidates said, "It's time to get to work now."
Both Withers and Brown agreed the infrastructure of the county -- especially the 650 miles of county roads -- needs to be high on the list of priorities, but keeping the county economically strong during their next four years in office is more vital.
"We need to bring more industry to Clay County," Withers said.
"It's time to work with the Chamber of Commerce and bring industry and jobs to our community. We are being looked at by several companies interested in coming here, but we need more."
Brown elaborated on Withers' ideas.
"I'm proud of this county. I'm glad that I will be able continue the job of helping to make this a great place to grow up," Brown said.
"But Clay County also needs to be a great place to live, and to do that we need to create the opportunity for good, high-paying jobs for the community."