Ellis wins contested Sheriff race

With all but one precinct reporting at press time, the Republican nominee for Sheriff of Brown County is Gordon Ellis. He secured just over 34 percent of the vote to get the nod. The Democrat Party has no candidate on the ballot for the general election to oppose Ellis in November.

Ellis garnered 40 percent of the provisional ballots. The other candidates in the race included David Benjamin, Reggie McKenzie, and Carl Smith. Benjamin secured the second highest vote total with 26 percent, followed by Smith with 20 percent and McKenzie with just under 19 percent.

Additionally Fayetteville-Perry Local School District failed to pass their operation levy by a wide margin. Three-quarters of voters in the four precincts served by the District voted no on Tuesday for the additional 7.63 mill levy. Fayetteville-Perry has a school board meeting scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the cafeteria.

Gordon Ellis
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Will run unopposed in the general election