Mears, Odom come out with wins in Crenshaw primary Election

Published 12:56 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018

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The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s race has been set with Republican candidate Terry Mears pitted against Democrat Rome Odom in November.

Unofficially, Mears defeated the incumbent Mickey Powell with 60 percent of the vote. A total of 3,111 Crenshaw County voters cast ballots in the Republican primary election. Mears earned 1,872 votes to Powell’s 1,239.

Odom defeated Ronnie White with 76 percent of the vote. A total of 1,221 Crenshaw voters participated in the Democratic primary election. Odom earned 931 votes to White’s 290.

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Mears said it was a stressful day on Tuesday, but ended with excitement.

“I had several members of my family join me at the Crenshaw County Courthouse to hear the results as they came in,” he said. “I was anxious all day long but when we knew it was going to end in our favor the celebration began.”

Mears said he began campaigning today (Thursday) for his race against Odom.

“I celebrated for 24 hours then got back at it,” he said. “I’m thankful I won the primary, but now it’s time to focus on the General.”


Here are some other local results as well as statewide results:


Crenshaw County Commission District No. 4 (Dem.)

Chris West – 122

Ronnie Hudson – 88


Crenshaw County Commission District No. 5 (Dem.)

Charlie Sankey Jr. – 381

Lafreda Daniels Griffin – 250


Crenshaw County Commission District No. 2 (Rep.)

Robert Mount – 500

Michelle Stephens – 342


Crenshaw County Commission District No. 3

Merrill Sport – 542

Neil Hughes – 287


Crenshaw County Commission District No. 4

Charles Bailey – 230

Tim Folmar – 204



Crenshaw County Board of Education (Dem.)

Annie Y. Zeilgler – 242

Wanda McVay Pouncey – 190




Crenshaw County District 1 Commission (Rep.)

Raymond McGough – 520

Ricky McElwain – 301



Governor (Dem.)

Walt Maddox – 529

Sue Bell Cobb – 426


Governor (Rep.)

Kay Ivey – 2,235

Scott Dawson – 520


Lieutenant Governor (Rep.)

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh – 1,450

Will Ainsworth – 1,121


Attorney General (Dem.)

Chris Christie – 653

Joseph Siegelman – 419


Attorney General (Rep.)

Troy King – 1,657

Chess Bedsole – 470