Holmes County election results are in: Tim Brown re-elected as Sheriff

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:24 PM.

BONIFAY — The long anticipated day had arrived as the final results of one of the most anticipated races, not only for the nation, but for Holmes County as well: Election Day 2012.

As far as presidential elections are concerned in Holmes County, Mitt Romney won by a landslide against Barack Obama by 3,256 votes, with Romney having 6,891 votes and Obama having 1,262.

In local races Tim Brown won the polls with a vote of 4,518 to 3,648 against John Braxton, Jr. for Sheriff of Holmes County; Kyle Hudson overcame Don Hersman for Clerk of Court with 2,625 votes to 2,497; and Otis Corbin, Jr. was voted in as Property Appraiser against Felecia Fisanick with a vote of 4,384 to 3,733.

For Superintendent of Schools Eddie Dixon surpassed Terry Mears with a vote of 4,319 to 3,775; and the new School Board member for District 2 is Debbie Kolmetz, winning against Wilburn G. Baker with a vote of 3,733 to 3,422.

“I’m very appreciative of the people who believed in me,” said Dixon.

Holmes County has two new commissioners to swear in on Nov. 20; Bobby Sasnett for District 1, overcoming Jim King with a vote of 4,488 to 3,563; and David Whitaker for District 3, who surpassed Phillip Music with a vote of 4,561 to 3,563.

As for the Local Referendum of allowing businesses with licenses to sell alcoholic beverages to sell beer on Sunday, 56 percent of Holmes County voted “no” with a vote of 4,395 to 3,410.

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