Final county election results released


The final vote totals for the Jackson County primary election are in.

There were a total of 7,199 total voters. Of those who voted, 5,265 voted with Republican ballots, while 1,925 voted with Democratic ballots.

In the race for Jackson County District 2 Commissioner, Bob Gillaspy defeated Kenny Pfaffenberger and Dave Eggers , receiving 2,449 votes, or 49.37%. Eggers received 1,292 votes for 26.04%, and Pfaffenberger received 1,220 votes for 24.59%.

County council at-large candidates Dave Hall, John Nolting and Brett Turner defeated Woody DeZarn and Thomas Joray. Nolting received 3,144 votes for 25.04%, Hall received 2,928 votes for 23.32%, Turner received 2,443 votes for 19.46%, Joray received 2,331 votes for 18.57% and DeZarn received 1,709 votes for 13.61%.

Paul Foster defeated Ronald Cox in the race for county coroner. Foster received 2,730 votes for 56.57% of the total votes, while Cox received 2,096 for 43.43%.

The only other local contested race was for the Republican Jackson 6 precinct committeeman, which was won by Jessica Payne, who received 115 votes to 50 for Sherry L. Goad.

Additionally, Joe Biden received 77.17% of the votes for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, and Donald Trump received 94.65% of the votes for the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

Andy Ruff received the majority votes for the Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative District 9 with 33.67%.

Mark Cox received the majority of votes for Republican nominee for State Representative District 73 with 50.07%.

Jackson County results from uncontested Republican offices:

Governor: Eric Holcomb 4,759

Ninth District Congressman: Trey Hollingsworth 4,606

State Senator District 44: Eric Koch 3,591

State House District 65: Chris May 183

State House District 69: Jim Lucas 3,227

Jackson Superior Court I Judge: AmyMarie Travis 4,503

Auditor: Roger Hurt 4,523

Treasurer: Kathy Hohenstreiter 4,635

Surveyor: Dan Blann 4,430

County Commissioner District 2: Drew Markel 4,268

Jackson County results from uncontested Democratic offices:

Governor: Woodrow “Woody” Myers 1,602

State House District 65: Paula Staley 53

State House District 69: Jeffery W. Prewitt 1,337

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