Ben Cooke will replace Allen Burton on the board for District B. Burton decided not to run for re-election, leaving the door open for Cooke, who took 99.76 percent of the vote.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the board. I will be looking to Allen Burton and the rest of the board for guidance and expertise,” said Cooke Tuesday night. “I’m really interested in getting in there and seeing what it’s all about. I’ve been attending board meetings for several months but sitting in the audience doesn’t mean as much as when you’re actually sitting at the table.”
Cooke will join Mike Hiatt from District A, who received 99.40 percent of the vote and Tim Matthews who took 99.65 percent of the vote for the at-large seat on the board. The three board members will be sworn in at the Dec. 7 board meeting.
“I’ve enjoyed my last four years working with this group and it’s a great group. They have the children and the school system at heart,” said Hiatt. “I’m looking forward to serving four more years.”
“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve,” said Matthews who has been on the board for 10 years.
Spencer Key Jr. retained his seat as the district court judge for District 17B with 100 percent of the vote. Charles Neaves Jr. and Angela Puckett each retained their seats as a district court judge for District 17B as well with 100 percent of the vote.
Pam Marion, the clerk of superior court, also retained her position with 100 percent of the vote.
Ricky Bowman will continue in his position as district attorney for District 17B after receiving 100 percent of the vote.
Chad Chilton and Matthew Freed received 57.24 percent and 42.10 percent of the vote respectively for the soil and water conservation district supervisor, which had two open seats. Write-in candidates received 0.65 percent of the vote.
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