Hayes elected district judge
Lawrence County District Judge Larry Hayes won reelection on Tuesday defeating challenger Clay Sloan by a vote of 1,054 (54 percent) to 906 (46 percent).
The only other local race was for justice of the peace for District1 on the Democratic ballot. Incumbent Jim Jones defeated Glen Smith by a vote of 145 (61 percent) to 91 (38.5 percent).
Lawrence County voters also cast ballots in state and national races. Local voting results areas follows:
U.S. President: Barack Obama 648 (48 percent); John Wolfe, 698 (52 percent).
U.S. Congress, District 1:Gary Latanich, 183 (13.5 percent); Clark M. Hall, 506 (37 percent); Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, 666 (49 percent). "A runoff in the congressional race is expected," said County Clerk Tina Stowers.
U.S. President: Ron Paul, 52 (13 percent); Newt Gingrich, 26 (6 percent); Rick Santorum, 59 (14.6 percent); Mitt Romney, 266 (66 percent).
State Supreme Court Associate Justice, Position 4: Raymond Abramson, 493 (27 percent); Judge Jo Hart, 1,320 (73 percent). Court of Appeals Associate Judge District 02, Position 02: Judge Mitch Cash, 748 (42 percent); Judge Rhonda Wood, 1,036 (58 percent).
Stowers said these results are unofficial and will be confirmed later this week.