After weeks of campaigning the May 2006 primary election is over and all of the votes have been tallied.
Teresa Combs Reed has secured her position as Perry County's next Commonwealth's Attorney after defeating Cordell “Buddy” Williams, garnering 54.70 percent of the vote.
Perry County Judge Executive Denny Ray Noble also received the majority of the vote in his bid for re-election, taking 57.56 percent of the vote. Noble defeated Chester Jones, who was the closest opponent behind Noble and who received 39.05 percent of the vote.
On the Republican side, Robert “Butch” Chaney pulled ahead in the Perry County Judge Executive's race, accumulating 76.23 percent of the vote. Chaney will face incumbent Denny Ray Noble in November's general election.
Incumbent District 1 Magistrate Jimmy Darrell Neace received 33 percent of the vote in yesterday's election. Neace will face off against Randall “Tank” Roberts in November as he defeated Earl Ray York on the Republican side of the race.
Bubby Combs received 48 percent of the vote in the District 2 Magistrate race yesterday, defeating four opponents and securing his name on November's ballot when he will face current District 2 Magistrate Randy Bailey.
The District 3 Magistrate race has been decided as Earl Brashear edged out former Perry County Jailer McClee “Big Mac” Feltner by garnering 33.57 percent of the vote. Feltner received a close 27.35 percent of the vote, being the closest of the eight other candidates behind Brashear.
County Clerk Haven King will return for another four years in the clerk's office as he defeated James R. Richie. King received 79.60 percent of the vote.
In the jailer's race, current District 3 Magistrate Johnny Blair just edged out Ronald D. Combs, who was the closest of 11 opponents behind Blair, by only 184 votes. Blair will meet Hazel Chaney Rambow in November's general election.
Former Perry County Sheriff Les Burgett secured a place on November's ballot as he received 55.83 percent of the vote. Burgett will face current Perry County Sheriff Pat Wooton, who defeated Burgett in 2002, in November's general election.
Jimmy Maggard retained his title as Perry County Coroner, defeating Wayne Bowling by 2,411 votes.
Nathan Miller received 33.93 percent of the vote for the District 1 Constable race, while Hib Herald took the District 2 Constable race, and Don Brashear took 67 percent of the vote to won the District 3 Constable race.