May 28, 2014 Edition

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Runoff set for
AG nomination

In addition to local races (results of which were printed in last week's TD), Lawrence County voters also cast ballots in statewide elections on May 20.

A runoff has been slated for June 10 for the Republican nomination for attorney general between David Sterling and Leslie Rutledge, who also received the most votes in Lawrence County.

Locally, Sterling received 139 votes (55 percent), Rutledge received 86 votes (34 percent) and Patricia Nation received 30 votes (11.76 percent). While Sterling carried the majority in Lawrence County, statewide, Rutledge garnered the most votes (47 percent).

Those who voted in the Republican primary or registered voters who did not cast ballots in the primary can vote in the runoff. Those who voted Democratic in the primary are not eligible to vote in the Republican runoff.

Governor's race

On the Democratic ballot, the only statewide race was for governor. Voters in Lawrence County cast 1,630 votes (85 percent) for Mike Ross and 292 votes (15 percent) for Lynette "Doc" Bryant.

Asa Hutchinson carried Lawrence County for the Republican nomination for governor receiving 172 votes (64 percent) compared to 95 votes (36 percent) cast for Curtis Coleman.

Ross and Hutchison also won their respective nominations statewide and will face off in November.

Other races

Several other Republican nominees were also decided, with local voters casting their ballots in line with others statewide.

Local results were as follows:

Lieutenant governor - Tim Griffin, 165 votes (63 percent); Andy Mayberry, 49 votes (19 percent); and Debra Hobbs, 46 votes (18 percent).

State treasurer - Dennis Milligan, 164 votes (65 percent), and Duncan Baird, 89 votes (35 percent).

Auditor of state - Andrea Lea, 179 votes (71 percent); Ken Yang, 73 votes (29 percent).

Judicial position

In a non-partisan judicial election for State Supreme Court associate justice position 2, Lawrence County's vote differed from the statewide results. Locally, Tim Cullen received 1,179 votes (59 percent) compared to 832 votes cast for Robin Wynne (41 percent). Statewide Wynne won the election, receiving 52 percent of the vote.

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