Indecision 2018

Every Contested Local Race Headed for Runoff – Five in All

The primary season in Fayette County will last until May this year. Unofficial results from the March 6 primary election show all contested local elections heading to a runoff.

In the County Judge race, Joe Weber led the five-candidate field with 43.65 percent of the vote. Sharon Muzny came in second with 24.82 percent. The two of them will face off in a runoff election set for May 22. The other candidates in that race were Michael Smalley with 14.83 percent, James Rhodes with 14.73 percent and Bryan Corb with 1.96 percent.

“I am very humbled and honored to be able to enter into the runoff election in May,” Muzny said in a statement to the newspaper on Wednesday. “I recognize and appreciate all the County Judge candidates and their professional and respectful campaigns over the last several months and I thank all citizens who have supported me thus far.  My eyesight is set on the May 22 election and I promise to continue to represent and serve our County as faithfully as I have throughout my entire career.”

“I think it was a good night for our campaign,” Weber said in a phone call on Wednesday. “I was happy with the numbers I saw. I’ve been in contact with all the other candidates for County Judge and expressed to them that I thought it was a very spirited, civil and respectful campaign by all parties, and I really appreciate that. When the early results popped and I saw we had about 45 percent, I though that was pretty good, and we hung about there all night. I was thinking it would be headed to a runoff, I would have liked to gotten it over with, but it’s tough when there’s five people in the race.”


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