Stockton sails past Hall in sheriff's race, Woody beats Farmer again

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By The Staff

Incumbent Sheriff Jack Stockton easily beat his opponent, Jared Hall, in Thursday's election. Stockton garnered 8,183 votes to Hall's 2,847.

Roane County Executive Ron Woody earned a second term, picking up 6,168 votes compared to 4,470 for Mike Farmer. Woody also defeated Farmer in the 2010 election. 

“I want to thank all my supporters, my family, friends and church members that helped us in this campaign,” Woody said. “We're glad the campaign is behind us, so we can start working on the next challenges and opportunities for the county.”

Ron Berry, Benny East and Darryl Meadows were the winners in the District 1 commission race. Berry led the group with 1,304 votes. East totaled 1,149 and Meadows finished with 1,075.

Randy Ellis was the top vote getter in the District 2 commission race with 566 votes. Greg Ferguson (435 votes) and Junior Hendrickson were the other winners in District 2.

Mike Hooks defeated Ray Cantrell for District 5's lone seat on the commission. Hooks totaled 283 votes compared to 250 for Cantrell. Hooks previously served as a commissioner in District 1.

David Bell, Bobby Collier and Chris Johnson were the winners in District 6. Bell tallied the most votes with 1,647. Collier finished second with 1,525 votes and Johnson came in third with 1,393 votes.