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Republicans hold majority in county positions

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pat Heffner leaves the Clay County Republican Club Headquarters after learning she had secured a spot on the Clay County Council. [Order this photo]
In the Clay County 2012 Election Tuesday, Republicans almost swept the board for commissioner and county council positions. All of the following election result totals are based off of 22 of the 23 precincts.

For Commissioner District 1, Bryan Allender edged out Jack Withers by only 189 votes, winning with 50.9 percent of the county's votes.

"It's exciting," Allender said. "It was a really close race. It's going to be learning experience (once I take office)."

Clay County Council President Mike McCullough talks with county resident Junior Goshen in the Clay County Courthouse during the General Election Tuesday. [Order this photo]
For Commissioner District 2, Tony Fenwick, Brazil, won with a total of 5,867 votes, with a percentage of 55.26 of the votes.

"I'm happy to be elected," Fenwick told The Brazil Times. "Without the support of many people, my campaign wouldn't have been a success. I'm looking forward to working with the other two commissioners and the county council."

Meanwhile, in the race for County Council, At-Large, the three candidates to take office include Pat Heffner, John Nicoson and current County Council President Mike McCullough.

Heffner had a total of 6,032 votes.

"It feels great to know that the people had that much faith in me that I will do a good job for them," Heffner said. "I really and truly appreciate their support and the trust they have in me. I thank them."

Heffner said she is looking forward to doing a "great job for all my constituents."

McCullough, who won with a total of 5,547 votes, has known Heffner his entire life and is looking forward to working with her.

"I'll be happy to work with both of them," he said of Heffner and Nicoson. "I don't anticipate any problems at all."

McCullough is looking forward to continuing his role on the council and moving forward on matters the council has been working on this year.

"It's an honor, and I appreciate all the support and everybody who worked behind the scenes to help me," McCullough said. "As always, my promise is to spend as much time as possible and do my best job for the citizens."

Nicoson had a total of 5,222 votes.

"This is the first time I've ever run for a county election," Nicoson said. "So I'm glad the people put their confidence in me for my first time."

Nicoson said he is looking forward to doing a "good job and representing the whole county" including the southern part, which he feels needs more representation.

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way to go John i know you will do a great job for the whole county

-- Posted by twolong1short on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 12:49 PM

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