Preliminary results are in for Holmes County's Primary Election. Voter turnout was 34.7 percent.
All precincts have now reported:
In local races, Republican Danny Powell will face off against Democrat Earl Stafford for position of County Commissioner District 4.
Powell carried the vote with 54.84 percent of the vote against Kenneth Williams and Stafford overcame John Wayne Cartwright and L.T. “Sonny” Johnson with 53.5 percent of the votes.
Monty Merchant lost his bid for re-election to the County Commissioner District 2 seat to challenger Mickey Locke who garnered 51.66 percent to Merchant’s 44.63 percent.
Jason Motley lost his position for re-election as School Board Member for District 3 to Alan Justice who held 54.62 percent of the votes, who were both nonpartisans.
Sidney M. “Sid” Johnson, Jr. overcame Drew Kriser with 55.53 percent of the votes for the position of School Board Member District 5, who are both nonpartisans.
In state and regional races, Brad Drake defeated opponent Jan Hooks in the Republican primary for the District 5 State Representative seat, and voters chose Judge Jim Fensom over challengers Shalene Grover and Gerard Virga for the 14th Judicial Circuit seat.
Former Governor Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination and will challenge Republican Governor Rick Scott in November. Voters also favored George Sheldon over Perry Thurston in the Democratic primary for Attorney General. Sheldon will face Republican incumbent Pam Bondi in November.
Look for more details, included a breakdown of how each precinct voted, in the August 30 edition of the Holmes County Times-Advertiser.