Big victory for incumbent Christian in sheriff’s race

Staff report
Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian was re-elected on June 30.

Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian will retain his office after handily defeating a pair of candidates in the primary election held Tuesday.

Christian earned 1,696 votes opposite Steve Nabors, who received 730 votes, and Charles “Butch” Boucher, who saw 586 votes cast in his favor.

Meanwhile, Deidra Munson won a place on the Rock Creek Public Schools Board of Trustees after garnering 295 votes in a tight race against Donna Sue Williams, who received 261 votes.

A similar close outcome was experienced by Achille Public Schools board candidate Kasey Ervin who earned 193 votes to barely edge out opponent Roger West, who ended up with 175 votes.

Thirty-six voters in the town of Achille were against a proposition that was on the ballot there, versus 20 who voted in favor of it.

It was a different story in the town of Bokchito, where 55 voters cast ballots in favor of a special proposition, versus 49 voters who were opposed.

Several state and and congressional offices were also on the ballot.

Republican Todd Hiett snagged 1,792 votes to defeat Harold D. Spradling, who received 999 votes in the Corporation Commissioner race.

In the races for U.S. Senator, it was an easy win for Republican Jim Inhofe, who secured 2,040 votes. He defeated JJ Stitt (574 votes), John Tompkins (246 votes) and Neil Mavis (138 votes).

Among the Democrats, Abby Broyles won 1,011 votes to defeat R.O. Joe Cassity, Jr. (441 votes), Elysabeth Britt (373 votes) and Sheila Bilyeu (367 votes).

Also victorious Tuesday was Republican incumbent Markwayne Mullin, who collected 2,374 votes to remain in the U.S. Representative District 2 seat. Candidate Joseph Silk finished a distant second with 389 votes, followed by Rhonda Hopkins with 229 votes.