With about 25 percent of the registered voters in Sullivan County going to the polls on Tuesday, three contested races on the Democrat ticket were settled at the local government level.
Ray McCammon won the race for District 2 county commissioner by receiving 1,670 votes to challenger John McCammon’s 470 votes.
In the District 3 commissioner race, Marvin Harris received 1,136 votes while challenger William “Bill” Pirtle received 1,045.
Voters selected three out of four candidates for the county council at-large race on the General Election ballot in November.
Incumbent Richard D. Walters was the top vote-getter with 1,439 followed by incumbent Duane Wampler with 1,422. Jesse W. Kasinger received the fewest votes at 1,093, while Jim Stricklin received 1,167 votes.
Sullivan County has 14,293 registered voters, but only 3,621 cast ballots in the primary election.
County Commissioner District 2
John McCammon 470
Ray McCammon 1,670
County Commissioner District 3
Marvin K. Harris 1,136
William “Bill” Pirtle 1,045
County Council at large (top 3 vote-getters move on)
Jesse W. Kasinger 1,093
Jim Stricklin 1,167
Richard D. Walters (i) 1,439
Duane Wampler (i) 1,422