Trump, Republicans Carry Edmonson County In National, State Races, Jerry Meredith Re-elected Brownsville Mayor
Darren Doyle, story and photo
A voter amount of 5,344 was the final number in Edmonson County today for a total of a 59% turnout in the 2016 general election.
Republicans took the national and state races as Donald Trump took 79% of the total count along with Rand Paul's 68% over Jim Gray, State Senate Candidate Steve Meredith's 79% over Leslie Stith, and local Michael Lee Meredith's 84% total over John Wayne Smith.
U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie ran unopposed.
In the Brownsville City races, Mayor Jerry Meredith defeated challenger Roger Stevenson 179 to 112 (62%).
The six elected city council members are:
Jeremy Spainhoward 227
Stephanie Stewart Gibson 207
Greg Nugent 180
Anthony Slug Duvall 163
Silas Sonny Prunty 158
Justin Meredith 148
School board candidates and County Coroner all ran unopposed.
County Clerk Kevin Alexander said he was well pleased with the day and all the cooperation his office received county-wide.
"We had a great day with very little problems," he said. "All of our poll workers did a great job and I appreciate everyone here on the election commission for their hard work. We were able to tally the votes quickly and easily and we were thrilled with the great voter turnout."