Republican Darrell “Perk” Perkins captured the Covington County sheriff’s race in Tuesday’s General Election, winning 58.76 percent of the vote over Democrat Johnathon Anderson in complete but unofficial results.
Perkins captured 4,234 votes to Anderson’s 2,969 votes (41.20 percent). Stann Q. Smith, the current sheriff, is not running for re-election.
In the Covington County Chancery Clerk’s race, independent Guy Easterling squeaked by Republican Robert “Bobby” Faler for a 304-vote margin. Easterling, the incumbent District 4 Supervisor, collected 3,578 votes (52.13 percent) to 3,274 votes (47.71 percent) for Faler.
Democrat Fenton Pope will take over the District 4 Supervisor’s post with 740 votes, or 48.94 percent, in the five-man field. Republican Paul Little finished second with 345 votes, or 22.82 percent, while independents in the field are Dwight Easterling (272 votes, 17.99 percent), William Toxie Allen (127 votes, 8.40 percent), and John David Hall (27 votes, 1.79 percent).
For Tax Assessor Collector, Republican Cindy Aultman Sanford outdistanced Democrat Merria F. Speight with 4,948 votes (69.63 percent) to 2,156 votes (30.34 percent).
Incumbent District 1 Supervisor John Sterling Craft, a Republican, defeated Democrat Randall Evans with 1,203 votes (86.55 percent) to 184 (13.24 percent).
In the District 3 Supervisor’s race, Jimmy D. White returns to his post with 562 votes (39.47 percent), winning the position by 87 votes. Democrat Sylvester Cooley Jr. finished second with 4675 votes (33.36 percent). Republican Jay Johnson had 387 votes (27.18 percent). White is running as an independent.
Arthur Keys, a Democrat, remained District 5 Supervisor with 985 votes (63.88 percent), with opposition from Republican Joseph G. Warren (439 votes, 28.47 percent) and independent Christopher D. “Chris” Graves (115, 7.46 percent).
Winning the election for constable in the Northern District are Anthony J. “Andy” Graham, a Democrat, with 1,757 votes (48.87 percent). Independent Joe Ponder finished second (1,101 votes, 30.63 percent), while Ray Morris, a Republican, had 736 votes, 20.47 percent.
In the Southern District constable race, Republican Roger P. “Robin” Dickens won the election with 2,772 votes, or 77.91 percent. Democrat Steve Sasser had 780 votes, or 21.92 percent.
In the Southern District races, Republican Dan Maxwell outdistanced Connie Moran, the Democrat, in the Public Service Commissioner election in Covington County. Maxwell had 4,248 votes (60.20 percent) to Moran’s 2,805 votes (39.75 percent).