McFerrin voted new District Judge

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Butler County voters turned out to vote on Tuesday.

The county has 14,602 registered voters and 9,492 turned out to vote.

That’s a 65 percent voter turnout.

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Probate Judge Anne Steiner Gregory said, “We had a significantly higher turnout in this election than we’ve had in previous elections. It’s wonderful to see citizens of Butler County come out in such huge numbers to exercise their right as an American citizen to vote.”

Butler Countians will have a new District Judge and a new District 3 commissioner.

Voters chose Nicki McFerrin over Brandon Collins for District Judge in Butler County.

She won 5,079 -4,273.

District 3 voters, elected Rebecca Butts to county commission, defeating long-time commissioner Frank Hickman 1098 – 910.

There will be three new members of the Butler County Board of Education.

Carolyn Crenshaw defeated a massive write-in campaign for Lois Robinson in Board of Education District 2, 797-703.

In Board of Education District 4, Kelvin Mitchell defeated independent candidate Wayne Boswell 1,021-604.

In Board of Education District 1, Michael Nimmer defeated Joel McCoy 1,348-335.

In Board of Education District 5, Eric Gomillion won the race 992 to 753 for KeKe Cook. Jacqueline Davison received 34 votes.

In Board of Education District 3, Brandon Sellers won 1,434 to 61 write-ins

In District 1, Commissioner Joey Peavy received 1,539 votes over 46 write-ins.

In District 2, Commissioner Jesse McWilliams received 1,265 votes to 72 write-ins.

In District 4, Commissioner Allin Whittle received 1,388 votes to 25 write-ins.

In District 5, Commissioner Darrell Sanders received 1,161 votes to 624 for Johnny Stapleton.

Nationally, Butler County cast 5,441 votes for President Donald Trump and 3,948 votes for Joe Biden.

For United States Senator, Tommy Tuberville won 5,217 to Doug Jones’ 4,173.

For the Second Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives, Barry Moore defeated Phyllis Harvey-Hall 5,421 to 3,875.

Butler Countians also voted in favor of a local amendment to chance BOE terms from six years to four years.