County Election Results Tally Some Surprises


The general election held on November 6 saw the state of Alabama vote in an almost all-encom- passing red wave. While some counties had a Democratic majority, the norm was a Republican voted into each desired position.

In Pickens County some of the main races had been fought in the primaries, leaving those elected without opposition. However, the Pickens County Sheriff ’s race between incumbent David Abston and Aliceville Chief of Police Tonnie Jones had intense interest well before the primaries in June. It was a well- fought race but Abston came out thew inner with a 56.38% majority vote. Abston received 4,676 votes and Jones came in at 3,606 votes.

The District 1 Pickens County School Board position also saw the Republican candidate, Gene Dawkins, defeating incumbent Lasonja Rich- ardson by a margin of over 350 votes.

Republican candidate and sitting District 1 Pickens County Commissioner, Bobby Bain, kept his seat in a race with Independent candidate Ricky Richardson. e margin between the two was a matter of just over 500 votes. 


See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.
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