Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown won the Republican nomination, and almost certainly re-election to another term, in Tuesday’s primary election.
“It’s a good day,” said Brown. “It goes to show that we accomplished what we set out to do, which was run a good race.”
At 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Brown had 9,510 votes to 2,583 votes for his primary opponent, Tom Slick, with 43 of the county’s 46 polling places reporting. Slick conceded defeat shortly after 9 p.m.
“I did everything I could do,” he said. “I put myself out there as a public servant and the people made their choice.”
There’s no Democrat in the running, and no sign of an independent in the race as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the last day independents could qualify.
Brown, a former paramedic, was first elected coroner in 2006.