Johnny Alexander defeated T.J. Barker in Thursday’s election with a 6 percent margin to become Hardin County’s next sheriff, while incumbent county Mayor Kevin Davis held off his most prominent of three challengers, retired Savannah City Manager Garry Welch, with a 34 percent advantage to win another term.
In the six-way contest for Hardin County Clerk, Paula Robinson Wilhite, the incumbent candidate who had been appointed by the County Commission following the death of long-time clerk Connie Stephens, received 41 percent of the vote to win the race. Runner-up was Tammy Kerr Riddell, who got 31 percent of the vote.
County Trustee Linda McCasland was reelected with 70 percent of the vote. Opponent Shawn Duren got 30 percent.
Vote totals for all the Hardin County offices on the ballot can be found under “Breaking News” on this website.