Roy Dunn, Republican, is expected to succeed David Hood on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners when the new county officials are sworn in after the new year. Dunn defeated Hood 55 percent to 44 percent in the Republican primary and faced no challenger in the general election.
Republican Janet Paddock unseated long-time incumbent Shari Perry to take over as county clerk. Paddock, who faced no challenger in the general election, defeated Perry handily, garnering more than 70 percent of the votes in the primary. Paddock received more than 9,000 votes in the general election. There were 300 write-in votes in the general election clerk’s race, though no official write-in campaign was announced by an opponent.
Debbie Hough, who has served as county treasurer since 2000, is expected to remain in her office as she faced no challenger in either the Republican primary and general election. Democrat Sue McCay also will continue to serve the county as register of deeds after not facing a challenger in both elections.