Henson, Sullivan, Workman and Hightower win Leon Co. contested races

Commissioners David Ferguson and David Grimes mark the totals on the big board on Tuesday, March3.

Four contested county races were decided by the voters of Leon County on Tuesday, March 3.

James Caleb Henson was selected as Leon County District Attorney. Henson will fill the position of retiring District Attorney, Hope L. Knight. Henson garnered 2,188 votes to his opponent, Whitney Smith’s 1,611 votes. A difference of 577 votes.

Joey Sullivan was re-elected Precinct 1 County Commissioner by 391 votes over challenger Donald Rose. The final vote total was Sullivan 765  –  Rose 374.

In the race for Commissioner Pct. 3, Kyle Workman narrowly defeated incumbent Dean Stanford by a total of 189 votes. Workman – 568, Stanford 379.

In the race for Constable of Pct. 1, Glenn Hightower defeated incumbent Chris Johnson by 350 votes. Hightower 985, Johnson 635.

All other county officials up for re-election ran unopposed.


A complete Super Tuesday rundown will be available in the March 11 issue of the Jewett Messenger.

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