With all 18 precincts reporting in by 9 p.m., Kennedy walked away with 59.04 percent of the votes. His opponent, Richard Shivers took 29.16 percent of the votes while former coroner Lonnie Weaver had just 11.66 percent of the votes.
“I’m glad it’s over,” Kennedy said. “But I think Lafayette County made the right choice a year ago when they appointed me, and I think the voters just proved that tonight.”
3rd District Circuit Court
With 67 out of 116 precincts reporting in the 3rd District, John Gregory lead the race for Place 3 with 70 percent of the votes. Tom Levidiotis had 17 percent and Dave Rozier had 13 percent.
For the Place 2 race, incumbent Judge Robert W. Elliott had 55 percent of the votes. His opponent, Shirley Byers trailed with 45 percent.
For the Chancery Court, Place 2 race, incumbent Judge Edwin H. Roberts was a head of his opponent, Helen Kennedy Robinson by a good distance, earning 65 percent of the votes.
For the Court of Appeal race, incumbent Donna M. Barnes and Kelly Mims were neck-and-neck with Barnes holding 49 percent of the votes and Mims in the lead with 51 percent.
In the state congressional race, Alan Nunelee had 55 percent of the votes against democrat incumbent Travis Childers who trailed behind with 42 percent.
Check the Oxford EAGLE for updates. (November 2, 2010)