Voters have chosen a new Caldwell County Judge Executive
Caldwell County will be under new leadership after Larry Curling defeated Phillip Sisk in the County Judge Executive’s race Tuesday night.
Republican Larry Curling carried all 13 precincts, and all absentees, garnering 3,599 votes to win the race, with Democrat Phillip Sisk receiving 1,443 votes, with just under 30 percent of the vote.
Curling told WPKY News he shocked with the outcome of the election and didn’t believe running Republican ensured his victory, but rather believes county races should be non-partisan.
Curling says he will focus on infrastructure, repairing roads within the county, and creating jobs after he takes the oath of office in January.
Sisk defeated incumbent Judge Executive Ellen Dunning in the May Primary election to set up the battle with Curling during the November General Election.
Meanwhile, in the County Attorney race Democrat Roy Massey IV defeated Republican Matt Schalk to win his first full term. Massey received 3,095 votes and carried 11 of the 13 precincts to outdistance Schalk, who received 1,949 votes and carried two precincts.
Massey was appointed County Attorney following the retirement of Bridgie Miller earlier this year.
In the county magistrate races Jeff Boone defeated Shirley Gray in the second district race by receiving 658 votes compared to 503 votes.
And Jeff Simms defeated George Kilgore in the district four magistrate race by garnering 901 votes compared to 690 votes.
In the Caldwell County Board of Education race, Kim Cook defeated Shane Fortner by a margin of 759 to 339 to win the district three seat on the board. Meanwhile, Stacy Brantley defeated Sean Mesten and Catherine Michelle Lewis to earn the fourth district seat on the board.
And the Marsy’s Law proposed constitutional amendment passed in Caldwell County with 2,171 votes in favor of the amendment.