Wednesday, 28 July 2010 20:38
By Amber Hanneken
HUGO — The unofficial results show a runoff election will be held for Democratic candidates in the county treasurer and county commissioner, District 1 offices after Tuesday’s primary election. Out of 9,137 registered voters in Choctaw County, only 3,140 (34.37%) voted. There were 2,849 Democratic and 291 Republican ballots cast Tuesday.
Incumbent Arlene Minchey received 46.24% of the vote and will face off against Barbara Gail Vandever, who received 33.49% on Aug. 24, according to the results. Gwen Satterfield Coffman received 20.27% in the treasurer’s election. The winner of the runoff will face Republican candidate Kim Young in the Nov. 2 election.
The race for District 1 commissioner was tight. Incumbent Danny Antwine received 36.90% of the vote while Ronnie Thompson beat Jim Bob Sullivan by one vote, receiving 28.53% and 28.43% respectively. Mark A. Janoe received 6.13% of votes. According to these results, Antwine and Thompson will be in the runoff election.
Incumbent Roger Vandever won county commissioner for District 3 with 54.60% of the vote. Jeff Davis came in second with 37.92% and Houston Howard Goddard received 7.47%.
Becky Harris, also an incumbent, won the county assessor’s race over Rhonda Cahill with 63.45% of the vote.
In the governor’s race, Choctaw County Democratic voters reflected statewide sentiments at the polls. Jari Askins received 54.38% of the vote, beating out Drew Edmondson in Choctaw County. Statewide, Askins received 50.28% to edge out Edmondson.
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