Judgeship, constable races sort themselves out

Published 4:25 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Here’s how the justice court justices and constable races in Pearl River Co. sorted themselves out on Tuesday’s first primary election. All returns are unofficial but complete. All races are Republican

In the PRC justice court Judge North District race, incumbent Judge James Hal Breland was re-elected, garnering 2,668 votes or 62 percent of votes cast to his opponents Herbert Gentry’s 1084 or 25 percent and Yvette Fairchild 581 or 13 percent.

In the PRC Justice Court Judges race for the South East District, Donald Fail and Farron Moeller will run off the election on Aug. 23. Fail got 1562 or 42 percent of votes cast to Moeller’s 1078 or 29 percent. Others were: Gina Lee 560 or 15 percent and Ray Bennett 519 or 14 percent.

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In the PRC constable race North District, Danny Slade and Rossie Creel will run off the election in the Aug. 23 second primary. The results were: Slade 1,797 or 42 percent; Creel 1,307 or 30 percent; Harlan Amacker 856 or 20 percent; and Ronnie Walters 362 or 8 percent.

PRC constable Southeast District was won by Danny Lowery who got 1,776 or 51 percent of votes cast to Justin Faia’s 1709 or 49 percent.

Constable South West District Charles “Bogie” Stockstill and Justice Court Judge South West District John Mark Mitchell had no opponents in the primaries. Stockstill, however, faces a Democrat opponent in the Nov. 8 election, Reginald “Reggie” Smith, only the fourth Democrat running for a county office.