PARIS — Henry County voters reelected incumbent General Sessions/Juvenile Court Judge Vicki Snyder in a tough race against Chad Cox.
Long-time Judge Snyder received 2,675 votes, or 55.59 percent, while Cox received 2,136 votes or 44.39 percent.
Courtesy votes for Henry County officials who ran without opposition:
County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway 4,120
Sheriff Josh Frey 4,092
Circuit Court Clerk Mike Wilson 3,993
County Clerk Donna Craig 4,220
Register of Deeds Pam Martin 4,058
Trustee Randi French 4,071
Public Defender Tas Gardner 3,724.
The Henry County Commission will look different with incumbents Rev. James Travis, Wes Bradley and Drew Williams losing their bids for reelection.
Newcomers on the County Commission are former Paris Police Chief Chuck Elizondo, Ralph Wiles, Melissa McElroy, Deputy Ricky Wade, and Patrick Burns.
The County Commission race for District 3 was already decided in March, with incumbents Monte Starks and Marty Visser winning reelection and Missy Hamilton winning her bid for election.
Henry County Commission District 1 (vote for 3), James Eichel 319, Ricky Wade 545, Danny Bowden 95, Wes Bradley 257, Randy Gean 487, Melissa McElroy 412, Steven O’Brien 129.
Henry County Commission District 2 (vote for 3), Tess Robbins 348, Ralph Wiles 424, Chuck Elizondo 444, Paul Neal 378, Drew Williams 251.
Henry County Commission District 4 (vote for 3), James Benau 186, Dell Carter 222, David “Tater” Hayes 319, Kenneth Humphreys 323.
Henry County Commission District 5 (vote for 3), Patrick Burns 539, Torrance Atkinson 197, Greg Carter 393, James Travis 388, David Webb 674.
Henry County Schools District 1, Russell Orr 777.
Henry County Schools District 2, Rusty Wiles 513, Jackie Dooley 72, Stan Dunagan 252.
Henry County Schools District 4, Nikki Bobo 200, James McCampbell 272.
Constable District 2, Chris Coley 539, Darren Webb 251.
Henry County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway was unopposed and he thanked everyone for their courtesy votes.
“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as Henry Co. Mayor. I appreciate every candidate who stepped in there to run. No one is a loser because everybody cares about this county moving forward. So I applaud everybody who ran.”