Gary McKenzie, Bryant Dunaway, and Craig Fickling won their respective races in the seven county 13th Judicial District Republican Primary Tuesday.
McKenzie defeated Wesley Bray for the Republican nomination for Criminal Court Judge, Part I by a final count of 7,819 to 6,883. Bray carried six of the seven counties in the district but lost to McKenzie in Cumberland County 4,597 to 1,988. Bray won Clay County 381 to 63, 114 to 83 in DeKalb County, 590 to 209 in Overton County, 682 to 263 in Pickett County, 2,767 to 2,250 in Putnam County, and 361 to 354 in White County.
McKenzie will face Democratic nominee William Fred Roberson, Jr in the August 7th General Election. Roberson was unopposed for the Democratic nomination Tuesday and received 6,095 votes district-wide. Roberson received 48 votes in Clay County, 591 in Cumberland, 1,019 in DeKalb, 1,582 in Overton, 19 in Pickett, 1,437 in Putnam, and 1,399 in White County.
Meanwhile Dunaway won the Republican nomination for District Attorney General, beating Shawn C. Fry 7,874 to 6,991. Dunaway carried all seven counties of the district winning 256 to 107 in Clay County, 3,298 to 3,199 in Cumberland County, 129 to 77 in DeKalb County, 447 to 343 in Overton County, 501 to 393 in Pickett County, 2,851 to 2,546 in Putnam County, and 392 to 326 in White County. Dunaway will be running against Tony Craighead, the Democratic nominee for District Attorney General in August. Craighead ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday and received 6,376 votes in the district. Craighead received 58 votes in Clay County, 644 in Cumberland County, 1,313 in DeKalb County, 1,561 in Overton County, 21 in Pickett County, 1,457 in Putnam County, and 1,322 in White County.
Craig P. Fickling won the Republican primary for District Public Defender with 4,695 votes. His opponents, John Milton Meadows had 4,634 votes, and Edwin G. Sadler received 4,097 votes. Meadows carried five of the seven counties. Fickling won the other two counties.
The county results are as follows:
Clay: Meadows 114, Sadler 110, and Fickling 91
Cumberland: Meadows 2,239, Fickling 1,794, and Sadler 1,555
DeKalb:Fickling 72, Sadler 69, and Meadows 58
Overton: Meadows 415, Fickling 213, and Sadler 151
Pickett: Meadows 409, Fickling 320, Sadler 132
Putnam: Fickling 2,044, Sadler 1,926, and Meadows 1,004
White: Meadows 395, Fickling 161, and Sadler 154
Fickling's Democratic opponent in August will be the incumbent Public Defender David N. Brady. Unopposed on Tuesday, Brady received 6,133 votes district-wide for the Democratic nomination. Brady received 55 votes in Clay County, 644 votes in Cumberland County, 1,185 in DeKalb County, 1,567 in Overton County, 19 in Pickett, 1,360 in Putnam County, and 1,303 in White County.
Incumbent Circuit Court Judge, Part I Amy Hollars was unopposed for the Democratic nomination Tuesday and she will be unopposed in August. She received a total of 6,730 votes district-wide.
Incumbent Criminal Court Judge, Part II, David A. Patterson was unopposed for the Republican nomination Tuesday and received 11,945 votes district-wide. He will be unopposed in August.
Jonathan Young won the Republican nomination for Circuit Court Judge, Part II in the district with 10,330 votes. He was unopposed Tuesday but will face Randall A. York in August. York was unopposed for the Democratic nomination and received 6,971 district-wide. Young received 184 votes in Clay County, 4,463 in Cumberland, 175 in DeKalb, 602 in Overton, 652 in Pickett, 3,673 in Putnam, and 581 in White County. York's vote was 55 in Clay County, 774 in Cumberland, 1,274 in DeKalb, 1,795 in Overton, 21 in Pickett, 1,450 in Putnam, and 1,605 in White County.
Incumbent Chancellor Ronald Thurman was unopposed for the Democratic nomination Tuesday. He received 6,855 votes district-wide. His Republican opponent in August will be J. Lee Burgess, who received 9,722 district-wide in his uncontested bid for the GOP nomination.
Thurman received 56 votes in Clay County, 653 in Cumberland, 1,209 in DeKalb, 1,875 in Overton, 17 in Pickett, 1,596 in Putnam, and 1,449 in White County. Burgess's vote was 182 in Clay County, 4,517 in Cumberland, 165 in DeKalb, 561 in Overton, 642 in Pickett 3,103 in Putnam, and 552 in White County.