Cook defeats Harden in race for Sheriff

Ollie Scott, at left, is pictured giving a congratulatory handshake to Carlton Cook after the June 5 primary elections in Butler County.(Bruce Branum/The Standard)

BY BRUCE BRANUM
The Greenville Standard

Incumbent Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden lost to contender Carlton Cook, who is the Georgiana Police Chief, in the recent June 5 democrat party primary elections held in Butler County. Both campaigned hard across the county. A small crowd of Chief Cook supporters stood and clapped when the announcement was made of Cook’s final vote count in the Courthouse Annex 2. In another local race for coroner, Willie Scott defeated incumbent Wayne Garlock. Scott faces no opposition from a republican in the general election in November. To date, there will be a republican primary runoff on July 17. The offices to be included on the ballot are Lt. Gov., Attorney General, U.S. House of Representatives District 2 and Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. The result totals of some offices that were on the ballots last Tuesday are listed below. Of the total of 13,806 registered voters in Butler County as of June 4, only 5,201 voted.

 

Butler County, Alabama
June 5 Primary Elect ion, 2018
Governor (Democrat)
Sue Bell Cobb 1,078 37.60
Christopher A. Countryman 53 1.85
James C. Fields, Jr. 191 6.66
Walt Maddox 1,357 47.33
Doug “New Blue” Smith 98 3.42
Anthony White 90 3.14
Governor (Republican)
Tommy Battle 313 18.16
Scott Dawson 209 12.12
Bill Hightower 13 .75
Kay Ivey 1,184 68.68
Michael McAllister 5 .29
United States Representative, 2nd Congressional District
(Democrat)
Tabitha Isner 1,752 69.22
Audri Scott Williams 779 30.78
United States Representative, 2nd Congressional District
(Republican)
Tommy Amason 65 3.82
Bobby Bright 547 32.16
Rich Hobson 95 5.58
Barry Moore 201 11.82
Martha Roby 793 46.62
Lieutenant Governor (Republican)
Will Ainsworth 589 35.23
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh 890 53.23
Rusty Glover 193 11.54
Secretary of State (Democrat)
Lula Albert “SGM Ret” 771 32.44
Heather Milam 1,606 67.56
Secretary of State (Republican)
Michael Johnson 331 23.66
John H. Merrill 1,068 76.34
Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries (Republican)
Tracy Crane 149 11.31
Gerald Dial 357 27.11
Cecil Murphy 215 16.32
Rick Pate 596 45.25
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Republican)
Tom Parker 890 56.47
Lyn Stuart 686 43.53
Butler County Sheriff (Democrat)
Carlton Cook 2,133 61.86
Kenny Harden 1,315 38.14
Butler County Coroner (Democrat)
Wayne Garlock 1,568 48.38
Ollie Scott 1,673 51.62
Votes Percent
Precincts Counted (of 24) 23 95.83
Registered Voters Total 13,806
Ballots Cast Total 5,201
Ballots Cast Democrat 3,466 66.64
Ballots Cast Republican 1,735 33.36

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