All Tuscaloosa County Commissioners Re-Elected in Unopposed Races
All four incumbents on the Tuscaloosa County Commission were re-elected Tuesday in unopposed races, according to near-final returns showing all votes except absentee and provisional ballots.
Stan Acker (R) for District No. 1, Jerry Tingle (R) for District No. 2, and Mark Nelson (R) for District No. 3, all ran unopposed and earned more than 90 percent of the vote in their districts.
Reginald Murray (D) in District No. 4 also won in a landslide, but received a little more than 70 percent of the vote after latecomer Darryl Mckinstry mounted an eleventh-hour write-in campaign and drew 3,350 voters away from Murray.
Below are the results of the election as of Wednesday afternoon -- some absentee and provisional ballots in Tuscaloosa County have yet to be counted and reported.
- Member, Tuscaloosa County Commission, District No. 1 (With 18 of 20 precincts counted 90%)
- Stan Acker (R) -- 21,346 votes (96.89%)
- Write-in -- 283 votes (1.31%)
- Member, Tuscaloosa County Commission, District No. 2 (With 15 of 17 precincts counted 88.24%)
- Jerry Tingle (R) -- 12,025 (97.0%)
- Write-in -- 403 (3.0%)
- Member, Tuscaloosa County Commission, District No. 3 (With 10 of 12 precincts counted 83.33%)
- Mark C. Nelson (R) -- 11,818 (93.17%)
- Write-in -- 866 (6.83%)
- Member, Tuscaloosa County Commission, District No. 4 (With 16 of 18 precincts counted 88.89%)
- Reginald Murray (D) -- 8,544 votes (71.82%)
- Write-in -- 3,352 votes (28.18%)
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