Voters choose constables in eight districtsPublished 8:07am Monday, August 11, 2014
In the Carter County constables race, a new troop of constables, some newcomers and some incumbents were elected Thursday to help serve and protect their communities.
A majority of the available slots for constables were filled by incumbent candidates. Two candidates were selected from each of the eight districts.
• First District: constables will be Landon Pritchard with 58.67 percent of the vote with 1,624 votes. Larry Perry was second with 340.86 percent with 1,131 votes. Pritchard and Perry are both incumbents.
• Second District: Leonard Johnson, an incumbent, won first with 50.94 percent of the vote with 1,056 votes. Barney Brown, also an incumbent, came in next with 48 percent with 995 votes.
• Third District: incumbent Scott Whaley came in first with 51.05 percent with 925 votes and James Bowers was second with 44.81 percent with 812 votes.
• Fourth District: both winners are current constables. Tim Lyons came in first with 51.14 percent with 1,100 votes. Harvey Shaffer was second with 48.54 percent with 1,044 votes.
• Fifth District: both winners again were incumbents. Mark Carrier came in first with 54.4 percent with 680 votes. Larry Presnell Jr. was second with 45.04 percent with 563 votes.
• Sixth District: incumbent John Henson was first with 49.36 percent with 1,122 votes. Bobby Trivette was second with 49.19 percent with 1,118 votes.
• Seventh District: Seth Babb had 50.74 percent with 889 votes. Mark Watson had 48.97 percent with 858 votes.
• Eighth District: current constable Robert Carroll led with 47.84 percent with 821 votes. Ryan Presnell was second with 21.85 percent with 375 votes. Other candidates were Brian Keener with 17.89 percent with 307 votes and Steven Blevins with 12.18 percent with 209 votes.