Burgett defeated a bevy of Democratic challengers en route to Tuesday’s win, including current Jailer Johnny Blair and Hazard police officer Charles Brotherton. Blair’s defeat marked the first in his 20 years in local politics.
Burgett received 3,598 votes on Tuesday and will move on to the November general election to face Republican Richie Miller, a retired Kentucky State Trooper. Miller overcame a challenge from Jeff Pennington and longtime lawman Rod Maggard, who missed much of the campaign season while tending to health issues. Miller carried the Republican vote with a total of 726 votes.
In the race for jailer, Democrat Jeanette Miller Hughes will face Republican Rick Wooton in November. Hughes received 1,433 votes, narrowly defeating Kenny Miller who picked up 1,424 votes and finished in second place.
For District 1 constable, Democrat Ed Feltner took the victory with a total of 855 votes, while Democrats David Miller and Clayton Church picked up wins in Districts 2 and 3 respectively.
Finally, incumbent Jimmy Maggard will move on to November as he defeated Wayne Bowling by a total of 4,777 to 2,232 votes. Maggard will face Republican Kenneth Hall in November.