By now, you probably know that Stan Helton lost to Jamie Hensley in the runoff for County Commission Chairman. Hensley is the new county chairman, as he is unopposed in the general election. People are talking about a takeover of the county by Sheriff Dane Kirby, as Hensley’s wife is Dane’s top assistant. I don’t know about that, but I do know that turnout was very high for a runoff election in Fannin County. I believe nearly as many voted as usually vote in a general election here.
Devin Pandy won the Democratic runoff against Brooke Siskin for 9th District representative, and will face Andrew Clyde – the guy with the AR-15 on his name tag and campaign posters – in the general election.