Incumbents who survived primaries in May win reelection, but majority of commission will be new come September.
Sullivan County Mayor Venable handily wins reelection over former NFL player.
Polls closed at 8 p.m.
Polls close at 8 p.m.
Polls will be open today in Sullivan County from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the county general election and party primaries for state and federal offices. Nearly 12,000 Sullivan County voters cast ballots during early voting, which ended Saturday. That’s down from turnout during the last comparable election.
Early voting ends Saturday in Sullivan County.
Anderson is the Republican candidate, while Cassidy is running as an independent in the August 2 county general election.
Venable is the Republican candidate for Sullivan County mayor, while Sensabaugh is an independent candidate in the August 2 county general election.
Almost every major office in county government is on the ballot for the county’s general election.
In all, eight of Sullivan County’s 24 county commissioners chose not to seek reelection. And in the GOP primary on Tuesday, seven more lost and won’t advance to the county general election in August. Courthouse observers are speculating there’s a connection to the $140 million bond issue for school projects.
Multiple commissioners lose reelection bids at primary level.
One-term Sullivan County Highway Commissioner Jim Belgeri lost his reelection bid Tuesday to Scott Murray, a 37-year employee of the county’s highway department. And Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson bested two challengers to win the GOP nomination.
Several winners in the Republican Party primary on Tuesday will not have opposition in August: county trustee, circuit court clerk; commissioner of highways; county commission District 3; county commission District 9; and county commissioner District 10 will all be decided by voters Tuesday.
Almost every major office in county government is on the ballot for the county’s general election in August. Several races, however, will be decided in the Republican Party Primary because there are no Democrats or independents seeking those offices.
Almost every elected county office will be on the ballot for the county general election in August. But the primaries going on now will decide who is on the ballot in August.