Crevitt, Wooley election victors

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jeff Crevitt and Lonnie Wooley, serving interim appointments, were endorsed Tuesday by Warren County voters to serve out terms as the justice court judge from the Southern District and the election commissioner from District 5.

Crevitt, 46, defeated challengers Sally Sheffield McDaniel and Lisa Anglin Counts in all 10 precincts with two-thirds of the overall vote in the race. Unofficial totals showed Crevitt with 1,070 votes to 429 for McDaniel and 113 for Counts. Crevitt, appointed by supervisors in July following the death of his father, Joe,  will serve through the 2011 county and statewide election cycle and has said he will run for a full term. He was previously a deputy for the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.

Wooley, 69, defeated challenger Gordon Cordes to represent District 5 on the county’s election management panel. Wooley won 456 votes to Cordes’ 343, allowing him to serve through the 2012 presidential election cycle when commissioners come up for re-election. Wooley was appointed to the commission after former member Gordon Carr retired.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Votes cast in the justice court race, a total of 1,612, was about 11 percent of the 14,230 who were eligible to vote in the special election. Three precincts where the judicial district covered only a few subdistricts tallied fewer than 20 votes — Bovina, Vicksburg Junior High School and at No. 7 Fire Station, where no votes were cast.

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

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 in the Central District 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.


Contact Danny Barrett Jr. at

Warren County Justice Court, Southern District

• Jeff Crevitt — 1,070 votes, 66.3%

• Sally Sheffield McDaniel — 429 votes, 26.6%

• Lisa Anglin Counts — 113 votes, 7%

Warren County Election Commission, District 5

• Lonnie Wooley — 456 votes, 57%

• Gordon Cordes — 343 votes, 43%