Easterling takes District 5

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Lynwood Easterling became the new District 5 supervisor Tuesday night gaining 62 percent of the votes.

&uot;To the good people of Adams County, I pledge to work for all the people to make all of you proud of me,&uot; Easterling said.

Easterling received 1609 votes to beat Independent candidate Eddie Jones.

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&uot;Together we will make Adams County an even better place to live,&uot;&160;Easterling said

Jones, a former Natchez police chief and a P.E. teacher at Frazier Primary School, received 982 votes, or 37 percent.

&uot;We did the best we could,&uot;&160;Jones said. &uot;All I can do is congratulate Mr. Easterling.&uot;

Jones thanked his supporters and said he was pleased there was no mudslinging in the race.

He also had a challenge for Adams County and Easterling.

&uot;I’ll go back to to school in the morning (and) I hope Mr. Easterling will get his shoes on and do the job he was elected to do.&uot;

Easterling also was pleased with the above board nature of the race.

&uot;I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Eddie Jones for a clean, hard-fought race,&uot; Easterling said.

He also thanked his wife Jean, his campaign staff, his family and the voters.

&uot;How can I ever thank my friends, the work-team and all the voters that elected me your supervisor,&uot; he said.

Easterling, who spent Tuesday visiting the District 5 precincts admitted to being nervous prior to hearing the results.

&uot;I ask for your prayers as I&160;take on the task before me,&uot; Easterling said.

He hopes to encourage voter turnout in future elections especially among the younger generation.

&uot;I need to reach the young people and make them more involved in voting,&uot; Easterling said.