Peavy unseats incumbent Hartin

Published 9:54 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Joey Peavy garnered 1,214 votes to Jerry Hartin’s 792 votes to win the District 1 seat on the Butler County Commission. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Democrat Joey Peavy unseated incumbent Jerry Hartin for the District 1 seat on the Butler County Commission.

Peavy received more than 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s General Election.

“I said all along that if hard work and prayer could get something done, I had a chance,” Peavy said. “Of course there were times I doubted, but I kept working hard and kept praying, and we got it done. I just thank God. Without him none of this could have happened.”

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Peavy also thanked his wife and family, and all of his supporters.

“I had a lot of people help me out, and I really appreciate it,” he said. “I’m just excited to have won.”

Peavy, who garnered 1,214 votes to Hartin’s 792 votes (39.5 percent), pledged to work just as hard for those in District 1 that didn’t cast their vote for him.

“I’m going to work for everyone in District 1, and in Butler County,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if they voted for me or not, I’m going to work for everyone and do whatever I can to improve out county’s future.”

Hartin had served as the representative for District 1 for eight years.