Trigg Countians re-elected Pam Perry to another term as Circuit Court Clerk. She carried every precinct and defeated Republican challenger and fiscal court Magistrate John Goodwin by 2,605 votes (4,671 to 2,065). The win means Perry will serve her second six-year term in office.
For the first time since 1993, Cadiz City Council saw an uncontested race with newcomer Gary Polete (624 votes) joining incumbents Todd King (777), Susan Bryant (697), Bob Noel (657), Manuel Brown (650), and Frankie Phillips (628). King was the top vote-getter for the third straight council election – the first person since James Hendricks in 1987 to accomplish that.
Republicans easily carried the other Trigg County races with the Eighth District State Representative contest the lone exception. Democratic incumbent John Tilley carried seven of the nine precincts to defeat Republican challenger Max Sturdivant 2,556 to 1,652. Sturdivant won Linton-Maggie by eight votes, and Bethesda ended in a tie.
Kenny Imes easily carried the county with 1,526 votes to 854 for Democratic challenger Hal Kemp in the Fifth District State Representative race.
Trigg County Judge-executive Stan Humphries swept through his home county with a 3,372 vote win over Carroll Hubbard, and U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield easily scored 3,105 vote win over Ed Hatchett.
Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey and County Clerk Dorris McGill were unopposed in their races as were Trigg County School Board members Donnie Holland, Jo Alyce Harper, and Mike Davis.
And for the fourth consecutive election, Trigg County favored the Republican Presidential candidate, backing Mitt Romney with 4,520 votes to 2,115 for President Barack Obama.
A total of 6,824 people voted in Trigg County Tuesday for a turnout of 63.7-percent. While that was down from 66-percent four years ago, 186 more people voted than the last Presidential election, with the 2012 total the largest number of Trigg County voters in at least 50 years.