Brown elected Tax Assessor, run-off for Superintendent
Kelley Ross Brown has been elected Jefferson Davis County Tax Assessor. Brown defeated Janice Bates 2696 votes to 926. Brown received 74% of the votes to Bates’ 26%. Brown will be filling the vacancy due to the untimely death of the previous tax assessor/collector, Sue Shivers Worthy.
There will be a run-off election between John Daley and Will Russell to fill the position of Jefferson Davis Co. Superintendent. This position was left vacant by the previous superintendent, Ike Haynes.
According to Circuit Clerk Clint Langley, voter turnout was better than expected with around 3746 of the registered voters casting ballots.
In the superintendent’s race, Daley received 32% of the votes to Russell’s 21%.
Jefferson Davis County voters overwhelmingly voted yes to Resolution 30 with 2881 votes to 517.
Von Norwood will continue to be the District 5 School Board member defeating Charline C. Browning 461 votes to 152.
The run-off election will be held Tuesday, November 25.