School board seat heading to run-off

Published 10:53 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Three incumbents managed to hang onto their seats Tuesday night — Supervisor District 3, Constable Post 2 and School Board Position 3. Supervisor District 2 will see a familiar face as a former supervisor was returned to his station and two new faces will grace Supervisor District 5 and Justice Court Judge Post 2.


School Board Position 4 — 

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West Lincoln

The election for School Board Position 4 has resulted in a runoff. Charles “Ben” Burns had 437 votes at 42.72 percent, Diane Gill had 469 at 45.85 percent and Scott Lee had 155 at 11.24 percent in unofficial numbers. A winner must have 50 percent of the vote, plus one. The run-off election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 24.


Supervisor District 2

Republican Bobby J. Watts won with 907 votes — 50.70 percent. His opponent was Jerry McGehee, who got 881 votes. Watts said his goal is to make the roads in Lincoln County the best in Mississippi. He previously served 12 years as supervisor.

Supervisor District 3

Democratic incumbent Nolan Earl Williamson will be returning to his seat after taking 64.17 percent of the vote — 1,438 votes total. He was up against Jamie Gatlin, who got 803 votes.


Supervisor District 5

Republican Doug Falvey won the position with 1,264 votes — 55.51 percent of the total vote. Democrat Gary Walker got 1,013 votes. Falvey said his 33 years experience managing budgets for Bellsouth and two years owning his own company prepared him to be a responsible leader.


Justice Court Judge Post 2

Republican Roger Martin won with 56.24 percent of the vote — 2,695 total votes. Democrat Carl Brown got 2,097 votes. Martin said he wanted a chance to serve his community and to make his home a safe place for his two children.


Constable Post 2

Democratic incumbent W. Lavon Boyd is returning after winning 59.57 percent of the vote — 2,866 votes. His opponent Kirby Ebbers had 1,931 votes.


School Board Position 3

Ricky Welch will be returning to the position after having received 585 votes — 54.83 percent. His opponent Leah Brown Cutrer had 479 votes. Welch said after his election last term that he hopes to improve test scores throughout the district.

— All numbers are unofficial.