Barfield knocks off George in race for Warren County Board of Supervisors District 5
Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019
It came down to the final precinct reporting to make it official, but in the end, Kelle Barfield pulled out a convincing victory Tuesday evening, knocking off incumbent District 5 supervisor Richard George and fellow challenger Carl Campbell.
The unofficial totals gave Barfield a 748-vote victory over George, earning 57 percent of the vote in the district race.
“I am excited and I can’t wait to get to work,” Barfield said. “This is an incredible country that we live in and it is an incredible county we live in and I am so grateful that so many of them see the future in Warren County that I see and I feel in my heart.”
In a brief comment after the results were announced, George said, “I’m done.”
Barfield said her election and the significant turnover on the Warren County Board of Supervisors is a sign of hope for the county. Barfield, Shawn Jackson and Ed Herring all won Supervisor seats for the first time on Tuesday. The District 4 race between Jeff Holland and Marty Crevitt was still too close to call, but both candidates were also running for a first term.
“Truly as I spoke with people this is a vote for hope in Warren County,” Barfield said. “As much as I appreciate and I am humbled by a victory, it is a vote for our future, and I do believe that. People want to see exciting things, they want to see progress, they want to see new ideas, and so they were very supportive of electing somebody who had not been in public service before.”
Barfield earned 1,853 votes compared to George’s 1,105 votes. Campbell earned 305 votes. The totals were unofficial and do not include absentee votes.