Commissioner Races Still Undecided as Both Precincts 1 & 3 Head To Runoff

March 5, 2024 – Two Hopkins County Commissioners for Precincts 1 and 3 will remain undecided as neither race had a candidate that received more than 50% of the vote. Precinct 1 Incumbent Mickey Barker was unable to capture more than 50% of the total votes after receiving 567 votes (34.83%) and will now face challenger Wesley Miller in a runoff. Miller received 605 votes (37.16%). The third challenger in the Precinct 1 contest, Steven “Big” Smith received 456 votes (28.01%) missing the cut for a runoff.

In Precinct 3 Commisssioner race, William (Bill) Holden narrowly missed capturing an outright win receiving 707 of the total votes (48.56%) with Travis Thompson receiving 582 votes (39.97%). Lance Knotts came in a distant third in the contest with 167 votes (11.47%). Holden and Thompson will face off again in a runoff election to be held May 28, 2024.

Author: Chad Young

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