Dunmore, Brown in runoff for Adams County Court judge

Published 1:13 am Wednesday, November 5, 2014

(The Natchez Democrat)

(The Natchez Democrat)

NATCHEZ — In a field of six candidates, a sitting justice court judge and a practicing assistant district attorney took approximately 67 percent of the vote for the Adams County Court bench.

Candidates Patricia Dunmore and Walt Brown will take the election to a runoff Nov. 25.

Dunmore received 2,988 votes, or 36.59 percent of the unofficial results. Brown took 2,478 votes, or 30.34 percent.

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The county court judge hears some civil and criminal matters and also oversees the youth court system.

The results for other candidates were:

-Lamar Bullen, 937 votes, or 11.47 percent

-Brandi Lewis, 760 votes, or 9.31 percent

-Scott Pintard, 331 votes, or 4.05 percent

-Scott Slover, 671 votes, or 8.22 percent

When asked about the road to Election Day and where she might take her campaign from here, Dunmore said she didn’t want to talk campaign strategy.

“I just want to be the winner in three weeks is all I can tell you,” she said.

Brown said the campaign has given him a chance to appreciate how blessed he is.

“I have been blessed to have a lot of people work with me, especially my wife, daughters and parents,” he said. “I have been blessed to have help from friends, neighbors, people I grew up with and people I have gotten to know through the years. You can’t see everybody by yourself, and they’ve helped me with my campaign.”

Brown said he was happy with Tuesday’s results and looked forward to the next three weeks and the ultimate end result of the campaign.

“I want to extend my congratulations to the entire field of candidates, and I want to thank them for the clean, friendly campaigns they did,” he said. “I wish them all the best.”

The official results will be completed in the coming days as the affidavit and absentee ballots are counted and certified.

Even if all of the nearly 600 absentee and affidavit ballots went to any of the candidates who did not finish in the top two, it would not change the makeup of the runoff.