Gadsden County Re-Elects Sheriff, Superintendent

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Gadsden County, FL - November 6, 2012

During November's primary election, 22,555 of Gadsden County's 29,625 registered voters made their voices heard.

Eight-year Sheriff, Morris Young had a decisive victory over challenger Glen Russ. Young received 89.23% of the vote.

Eight-year Schools Superintendent, Reginald James, also kept his position at the helm of the school system. James beat challenger, Millie Forehand, in a 71.72% to 28.28% runaway win.


Gadsden County
25 out 25 Precincts Reporting

Morris A. Young DEM 19,488 votes
Glen D. Russ NPA 2,352 votes

Property Appraiser
Clay VanLandingham DEM 18,639 votes
Robert L. Peoples NPA 3,149 votes

Tax Collector:
W Dale Summerford DEM 20,085 votes
Stacey S. Hannigon NPA 1,767 votes

Superintendent of Schools:
Reginald James DEM 15,600 votes
Millie Forehand NPA 6,150 votes

County Commissioner District 1:
Eric Hinson DEM 4,520 votes
Carolyn Russ Francis NPA 1,038 votes

County Commissioner District 2:
Gene Morgan DEM 2,387 votes
Darrell Williams NPA 883 votes

County Commissioner District 5:
Sherrie D. Taylor DEM 3,413 votes
Regimond Bouie NPA 591 votes

As of noon about half of the county's registered voters had already cast a ballot. That included early voting which accounted for about a quarter of the county's voters.

The rest were from absentee ballots and Election Day voting.
A couple of the races we'll really be watching once polls close are the sheriff's race and superintendent spot.

Sheriff Morris Young is running for his third term. He was elected in 2004 and became the first black sheriff in the county. Young is a Democrat running against unaffiliated Glen Russ. Russ has been active in the county as a Quincy city commissioner. Also on the ballot is current superintendent of schools Reginald James. He was also elected in 2004 and has been in that position since. He's been in various education roles for decades. He's up against Millie Forehand who founded Crossroads Academy in the county.

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