Larry Moore wins Jackson Co. Supt of Schools; Sheriff Lou Roberts re-elected

By Keneisha Deas | kdeas@wmbb.com

Published 08/31 2016 12:38AM

Updated 08/31 2016 12:38AM

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Larry Moore won the Jackson County Superintendent of Schools race with 45% of the vote Tuesday night.
 
Incumbent Steve Benton did not retain his seat.
 
He brought in 38% of the votes and John Ellerbee took in 17%.
 
"I want to meet with all of our administrative staff early on, and school administration...and...outline some... I've got some ideas I want to share with them and I'm ready to move forward," said newly-elected Larry Moore.
 
The winner for Jackson County Sheriffs is incumbent Sheriff Lou Roberts.
 
Sheriff Roberts beat Burt Mcalpin 86 to 14%.
 
The winner was supposed to face Republican Ralph Basford in the November election.  
 
Basford passed away earlier this month and a judge refused to allow republican voters to weigh-in on this race in November.  
 
"We have another term but you know, we'll start right back tomorrow going at it hard again. There's so much to do. We'll hopefully we'll dodge this storm that's coming up on us. We have the election behind us and we're really looking for good things," said Sheriff Lou Roberts.
 
Sheriff Roberts has been in office since 2008.
 
Newly elected-superintendent Larry Moore will says he's expected to take office in November.

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