Quinn elected to BOCC; recount in school board race

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 09:52 AM.

Cox, announced his retirement this year after more than 50 years serving the public schools.

James Taunton charged to a lead in early voting but Brooke Wooten closed the gap before the night was over which each candidate taking 50 percent of the vote.

The two were separated by just two votes with Wooten receiving 276 to Taunton’s 274.

According to Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon, Wooten and Taunton face an automatic recount due having less than a 5 percent difference.

The recount would take place in 3-5 days from the election.

In the Republican primary for the District 2 BOCC seat Tom Semmes received 70 percent of the vote while Vicki Adkison Armstrong received 30 percent.

Semmes will now face incumbent Commissioner Ward McDaniel, the Democrat, and former commissioner Billy Traylor, running with no party affiliation in the November general election.

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