Casey Carpenter will move on to November’s General Election in his race for the Carroll County Chancery Clerk seat, as he defeated challenger Christy Noah in Tuesday’s runoff election.
Carpenter, 38, received 1,716 votes to Noah’s 1,064 votes.
Carpenter will face independent candidates, Jenifer Houston and Danette Corder Roland, in November, and the winner of that contest will be the next chancery clerk.
Longtime incumbent Stanley “Sugar” Mullins did not seek re-election and is retiring from the position.
With more than 41 percent of Carroll County’s voters returning to the polls Tuesday for the runoff, Carpenter thanked everyone who voted in Tuesday’s election.
“It is always stressful because you never know how [a runoff] is going to come out,” Carpenter said. “I want to thank everyone for coming back out for the runoff.”
Carpenter said he hoped that 2,500 voters would return to the polls, and he was pleasantly surprised that more than 3,000 cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election.
“I was always told to expect a 1,000 or 700 less people to vote in the runoff than in the primary,” Carpenter said. “I was glad to see a good turnout.”
Carpenter, a Carroll County small business owner, said in the upcoming weeks prior to November’s General Election, he plans to continue going door-to-door and to events around the community.
“I’m excited,” Carpenter said. “I tried to run a good race and get to as many people as I could. I hope everyone will come out again in November.”
Carpenter also thanked his opponent.
“I want to thank Christy for a good run and a good campaign,” Carpenter said.
In the Southern District Constable race, Roshaun Daniels won the seat in Tuesday’s runoff, as he defeated three-term incumbent Rob Banks, 742 votes to 603 votes. Daniels, a deputy sheriff for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, does not face opposition in November’s General Election.
“I just want to thank God, first and foremost, for his guidance and protection, and my family and friends for standing behind me,” Daniels said. “I’m so thankful to everybody who believes in me and supported me. It has been a very humbling experience, and I plan to work hard to make them all proud of me.”
In Carroll County, two other races, in addition to the chancery clerk race, will be determined in November’s General Election. Incumbent Wilton Neal will face challenger Donna Gregg Harper, who is running as an independent.
In the race for the Beat 2 Supervisor seat, Democrat Josh Hurst, who defeated incumbent Terry Brown in the Democratic Primary, will face Jesse C. Saulter, who is running as a Republican.