Rusty Foster will serve as Winston County’s next Chancery Clerk after winning the Nov. 5 general election for that office.
The Democratic candidate received 4619 votes for the open seat, according to unofficial final results with affidavits. Republican Justin Keller was second with 1870 votes.
Foster will succeeded Julie Cunningham who did not seek reelection.
Zachary Madison (D) was elected county prosecuting attorney with vote 3480 votes to Taylor Tucker’s (R) 3010 votes. Madison presently serves as the county prosecuting attorney and will continue in that role. Madison was appointed to the position following Kiley Kirk’s election to Chancery Judge.
Scott Gregory (D) incumbent was reelected as the county coroner with 4238 votes against Republican opponent Byron K. Foster who received 2255 votes.
Only Winston County District 3 Supervisor Marion E. “Kenny” Jordan (D) faced an opponent in the general election. Jordan won with 1001 votes to Rhonda Cooper Prisock’s (R) 381 votes.
District 1 Supervisor James ‘Burr’ Warner, District 2 Supervisor Luke Lamar Parkes and District 4 Supervisor Ralph A. Goss all reclaimed the supervisor’s post in the Democrat primary.
The board will have a new face when Charlie Wilkes takes his role as District 5 Supervisor after defeating incumbent Larry Duran in the Democratic Primary.
Justice Court Judges
Incumbent Judge Mike Fuller (D) defeated Republican Will McNeel. Fuller received 2524 votes with McNeel receiving 1011 votes. Judge Robert Beck (D) faced no general election opponent.
Not facing any challengers in the general election were Circuit Clerk Kim Ming, Sheriff Jason Pugh, Tax Assessor Darlene Fryery Bane, Constable Deterron ‘Ty’ Hardin, and Constable Edward ‘Ed’ Hunt.
State and regional Races
In contested statewide and state-district races involving Winston, all Republican candidates won out and carried the county: governor, Tate Reeves; lieutenant governor, Delbert Hosemann; secretary of state, Michael Watson; attorney general, Lynn Fitch; state treasurer, David McRae; commissioner of agriculture and commerce, Andy Gipson; insurance commissioner, Mike Chaney; and Northern District transportation commissioner, John Caldwell.
Reeves earned 3342 votes in Winston County compared to Hood’s 3151 votes in Winston.
Unopposed District races in the general election were State Senator (R) Jenifer R. Branning, State Senator District 32 (D) Sampson Jackson II, State Rep. Joey Hood (R); State Rep. Carl Mickens (D), State Rep. Rob Roberson (R); State Rep. District 45 Michael Ted Evans (D), District Attorney Doug Evans, Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley and state Auditor Shad White.