Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The results are in from the May 22nd primary and non-partisan election!

Kay Ann Wetherington has been elected to serve as the next Superior Court Judge for Floyd County to succeed Tami Colston.  Wetherington garnered a total of 5,810 votes (or 58.4 percent), compared to the 4,135 votes received by Emily Matson (or 41.6 percent).

Wetherington and Matson were both driven to run for the post by their desire to serve the community.  They also hope to serve as a good influences on the leaders of tomorrow, as each candidate stated on Election Night.

Wetherington indicates that her 15-year-old son assisted with her campaign.  This, she says, served as an encouragement for him (and other youngsters) to get involved with the political process.

Matson, whose children were prominently featured in the advertisements for her campaign, says that a focus on family and respect for the post of Superior Court Judge motivated her to run for office; she hopes that this focus will set a positive example for those who hope to one day lead.

Some 10,211 of the 50,779 registered voters in Floyd County cast ballots in this election for a turn-out rate of 20.1 percent.

Steve Miller, Chairman of the Floyd County Board of Elections, visited local precincts throughout Election Day and said that voter turnout appeared to be light, but this was expected.

In election news of statewide significance, Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp are headed toward a run-off  for the Republican party’s nomination for Governor; that election will be held on July 24th. Stacey Abrams was elected on Tuesday as the Democratic party’s nominee for the post.

And in regional election news from Chattooga County, Judge Ralph Van Pelt won his bid for re-election to serve the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit.

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