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McGehee, Moak head to runoff in chancery clerk race

There will be a runoff between two of the candidates for the chancery clerk’s seat that will be vacant when longtime clerk Tillmon Bishop retires in December.

Alisha McGehee, Bishop’s deputy clerk, received 3,451 votes — 41.57 percent — Tuesday. Because she did not earn 50 percent plus one vote, she’ll be in a runoff with Pete Moak Aug. 27. Moak received 2,828 votes — 34.06 percent.

Quinn Jordan came in with the lowest votes, bumping him out of the runoff, with 2,022 votes, or 24.36 percent.

McGehee planned to keep campaigning over the next three weeks.

“We’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing, knocking on as many doors as possible,” she said.

Moak plans to do the same.

“We’re going to continue to push forward and keep working to meet the ones we didn’t meet the first time,” he said.

“If they voted republican they have to vote Republican in the runoff. If they voted Democrat, they have to vote Democrat in the runoff,” he said.

Those who didn’t vote Tuesday can choose either Republican or Democrat ballots, he said.