Tuesday runoff election to decide nominees for county supervisor

Published 3:35 pm Monday, August 24, 2015

Voters in Lafayette County Districts 1 and 3 will go to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election to decide which Democratic supervisor candidate will advance to the November general election.

Kevin Frye and Randy McCluskey are seeking the Democratic berth in District 1. The pair were the top two vote getters in the primary election held three weeks ago. Frye managed to get the most votes with 562, or 37.4 percent of the vote, while McCluskey had 412 votes, or 27.7 percent.

The winner will face Republican candidate Ricky Babb, who defeated Sid McManus in the Republican primary, and Independent candidate Brian Hyneman.

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John W. Adams Jr. and Dale Timothy Gordon are the Democratic candidates in District Three. In the Aug. 4 primary, Gordon led the way with 538 votes, or 35 percent of the vote, while Adams had 304 votes, or 19 percent of the vote.

The winner will take on Republican candidate David Rikard and Independent candidate Zach Carey.

Precincts in District 1 are located at the Oxford Park Commission office, Yocona and Lafayette Springs, while Abbeville, College Hill, Taylor Community Center and Stone Center are the precincts in District 3.

According to Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley, only those voters who voted in the Democratic primary may vote in the runoff; however, those who did not vote on Aug. 4 can still vote in the runoff election.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

For more information on Tuesday’s runoff election, contact Mosley’s office at 662-234-4951.