Jones, Junker Win Elections

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 24, 2012

Renegar, Poindexter Also
On County Commission

There will be a new face on the Davie County Board of Commissioners in December, as challenger Terry Renegar finished second in the race for three seats on Tuesday.
Incumbent Mark Jones finished first, and incumbent Richard Poindexter was third.
According to Davie Board of Elections chair Hank Van Hoy, no other candidate qualifies for a runoff election.
In unofficial results, with 71 curbside and 140 provisional ballots to verify and count, Jones had 5,092 votes, followed by Renegar with 4,145, Poindexter with 4,007, incumbent Ken White with 3,940,  Jeff York with 3,381 and Charles Odell Williams with 1,803.
“I thank the people of Davie County,” Jones said. “It’s a blessing from God. I appreciate the confidence from the people. I love this county and I hope we can bring it back together.”
Renegar also thanked his supporters. “I look forward to making some progress in the county. It took a lot of work, but it paid off. I look forward to debating the issues and moving forward.”
Poindexter is heading into his fifth term, and has no agenda. “Let’s get back to work. There’s a lot of good people in this county and I appreciate their vote. I won’t let them down. I’ll do what’s right and move on.”

Drechsler, Horne  Win
Close School Board Vote

Clint Junker was speechless when asked how he felt about being the top vote-getter in the board of education race.
“I am overwhelmed and humbled,” he said, after getting 18.57 percent of the votes, 5,842. He surged ahead when Hillsdale reported in, about two hours after the polls closed Tuesday.
Junker, 39, was slow to throw his hat into the ring, but the father of three said he wants to make a difference in the education of not only his own children, but all the children in the county.
After being reminded he will be sitting at the board table in just a little less than two months, Junker said that news will take some time to “settle in.” “I just know I have to dig in now so I can hit the ground running.”
Junker will serve a six-year term. He works in his family’s business, Trailers of the East Coast.
Paul Drechsler was flanked by his wife and son while he watched the results being posted at the courthouse. He led the race for most of the two hours it took for the results to come in, but slipped into second place after Hillsdale’s results were posted.
With 5,759 votes, he stayed …