Three races set for runoffs

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

The 2019 Primary Elections are in the books, but a runoff election in three week will determine who voters will chose for and statewide offices in the November General Election.
The runoff election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, in three of the county wide Democratic races of sheriff, constable and coroner.
In the sheriff’s race, incumbent Alton Strider led the race with 2,202 votes (43.24 percent) and will face Rolando “Ro” Fair in the runoff. Fair finished with 1,715 votes (33.67 percent) and Ben Williams got 1,173 votes (23 percent). The winner of the runoff will face Republican candidate Ricky Downs in November.
In the coroner’s face, Doug “Little Bobby” Yates was the top vote getter with 2,295 votes (46.22 percent) with Sharonda Mister finishing second with 1,463 votes (29.47). Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson lost his bid for a fourth term coming in third with 1,202 votes (24.21 percent).