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October 20, 2014

Cleburne County Hendrix unseats incumbent in District 3 GOP primary

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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:22 am | Updated: 12:13 am, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

A tight outcome in the primary election for Cleburne County Commissioner District 3 Tuesday appears to have unseated the incumbent commissioner.

Challenger Terry Hendrix defeated incumbent Commissioner Benji Langley 511 to 500. There is no Democratic candidate so Hendrix is expected to be the winner in November’s general election.

Hendrix, who ran his campaign on fiscal responsibility, said before the election that he believes in getting the most from every tax dollar.

“For example,” he said, “we can spray before cutting the right-of-ways (as the Department of Transportation does). This is more efficient than the current method.”

These election results are unofficial and do not include provisional ballots. The provisional ballots will be counted within 10 days.

Walker defeats Sarrell for judgeship

Melody Walker unseated 25-year incumbent Glea Sarrell to take on the position of Cleburne County District Judge Tuesday.

“It is my desire to serve the people of Cleburne County in a fair, firm, consistent and courteous manner,” Walker said after winning the Republican nomination. There is no Democrat in the race.

— Elizabeth Lowder

McKnight re-elected as Cleburne coroner

Ben McKnight, who was appointed as Cleburne County Coroner in 2012, won re-election to the position Tuesday.

McKnight drew 2,569 votes to defeat opponent Gary Mayfield, who had 1,390, in the race for the Republican nomination. There’s no Democrat in the race.

— Taylor Manning

Green to become Cleburne Sheriff

Dennis Green defeated Darrell Durham to win election as Cleburne County Sheriff Tuesday.

“It’s just overwhelming,” Green said after hearing the results.

Green won the Republican nomination by a large margin with 2,504 votes, while Durham received 1,680. Tuesday’s results are technically unofficial until an expectedly small number of provisional votes will be added in 10 days.There is no Democratic candidate for the office.

— Taylor Manning

Fuller re-elected as Cleburne Revenue Commissioner

Joyce Robinson Fuller won re-election as Cleburne County Revenue Commissioner Tuesday.

Fuller overwhelmingly defeated Natasha Horn to win the Republican nomination for the position, with no Democrat in the running. Fuller received 85 percent of the vote to 15 percent for Horn.

“(I’m) just excited and so very thankful,” Fuller said of the win. “I’m humbled and appreciative all the support across Cleburne County.”

— Elizabeth Lowder

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