Majority of Madison County Incumbents Keep Their Seats

For complete Madison County election results, click here.

November 8, 2011

Incumbent Madison County Sheriff Erik J. Weaver and incumbent Madison County School Board members Tonya Taylor and James Nelson Jr. will all keep their positions.

Weaver had 60 percent of the votes, while his challenger, Independent candidate Eugene Metz, Jr., only had 40 percent of the votes.

In the School Board races, Taylor won with 39 percent of the votes and Nelson won with 36 percent of the votes. They took the two at-large seats up for election. Cindy Austin lost with 25 percent.

Republican Jonathon Weakley and Independent Doris Lackey also won seats on the Madison County Board of Supervisors. Seven candidates were vying for two open positions on the board. Weakley had 30 percent of the vote and Lackey had 21 percent.

Lackey said she worked hard for her win, explaining she campaigned hard and worked to make sure everyone in Madison County recognized her name. She also said she will bring diversity to the board, she is the first female member of the Board of Supervisors in more than ten years.

"There has not been a woman on the board since I was on the board in 1995," said Lackey. "I have strengths in the area of strategic planning and I think that's something the county wants to see more of."

Lackey adds that she expects to face challenges when it comes to money and dealing with a limited budget.

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