Clear skies are expected on voting day

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s are predicted Tuesday when voters in a dozen of Warren County’s 22 precincts head to the polls to select a justice court judge in the Southern District and an election commissioner in District 5.

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Incumbent judge Jeff Crevitt, 46, is challenged by attorney and former circuit court administrator Lisa Anglin Counts, 43, and Sheffield Rentals employee Sally Sheffield McDaniel, 41. Crevitt was appointed by county supervisors in July to succeed his father, Joe, who died earlier that month. The elder Crevitt had held the office for nearly 12 years.

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Justice court judges hear small claims civil cases involving debts up to $3,500, misdemeanor criminal cases and any traffic offenses that occur outside municipalities. Justice court judges also conduct bond hearings and preliminary hearings in felony criminal cases and may issue search warrants.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday and throughout the week is for sunny skies.

A runoff is set for Nov. 24 if no candidate receives a majority of votes. The winner will serve through the 2011 county and statewide election cycle and may qualify to run for re-election. Precincts in the Southern District cover four of five Warren County supervisor districts.

District 5 Election Commissioner Lonnie Wooley, 69, appointed by supervisors in May, is opposed by retired engineer Gordon Cordes, 73. The winner will serve through the 2012 presidential election cycle, when commission slots come up for election. All voters in the southeast Warren County district’s five precincts will choose a candidate.

Commissioners enroll voters, assign polling places, prepare ballots, certify non-party candidates, conduct all general and special elections and certify results to the Secretary of State’s Office.

A special election for justice court judge is set for next year’s election cycle. Supervisors appointed James Jefferson to the post Oct. 19 to fill the slot vacated by former judge Richard Bradford.


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Precincts to decide races Tuesday

District 1

• Bovina Subdistricts A, B and C for justice court

District 3

• VJHS Subdistrict B for justice court

• No. 7 Fire Station Subdistrict A for justice court

District 4

• Carpenter’s Union, for justice court

• Goodrum, for justice court

• Yokena for justice court

• Elks Lodge Subdistricts B, C, D and E for justice court

District 5

• Beechwood, for Election Commission

• Moose Lodge, for both contests

• Tingleville, for both contests

• Plumbers and Pipefitters, for Election Commission

• YMCA, for both contests