Voters chose Tuesday to go in a new direction in McCulloch County’s two contested elections as both incumbents were ousted by their challengers.
In the race for county judge, Bill Spiller garnered 866 votes to incumbent Danny Neal’s 559 to easily win the seat.
In the race for Pct. 4 commissioner, there will be a runoff between the two challengers. Vance Thurmon had the most votes with 132 while Rick Kemp was next with 114. Incumbent Brent Deeds had 112 narrowly missing the runoff.
The runoff between Thurmon and Kemp will be in May.
Republican Primary Final
Dan Patrick 982
Scott Milder 353
Danny Neal 559
Bill Spiller 866
Brent Deeds 112
Vance Thurmon 132
Rick Kemp 114
*Run off between Thurmon and Kemp