It was a heavy voter turnout and another Republican landslide in Tuesday's general election. 

Republicans outnumbered Democrats about 4 to 1 in Marshall County, continuing the trend that started many years ago. 

Some people close to the polling thought Republican voters turned out in droves, angered over how Brett Cavanaugh was treated during his confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

Others thought it helped that locals Steve Marshall and Will Ainsworth were on the ballot for statewide races as Republicans. Both won election, Marshall as Alabama Attorney General and Ainsworth as Alabama Lt. Governor.

Sen. Clay Scofield, head of the local Republican Party, thought it was simpler than that. 

"Marshall County is a conservative county," he said. "The Republican Party with its conservative values best represents the views of the county.

"We had really good candidates and they worked hard," Scofield continued. "They got out and visited people and let them know their vision and where they stood on the issues."

He said the people simply "wanted to send conservatives to Washington, to Montgomery and to the Courthouse."

These were the numbers from the various races:

Ballots cast - 27,451

Straight Democrat - 2,188 (13%)

Straight Republican - 14,735 (87%)

KEY STATE RACES

Governor

Walt Maddox (D) - 5,188 (19%)

Kay Ivey (R) - 22,020 (80%)

Lt. Governor

Will Boyd (D) - 4,358 (16%)

Will Ainsworth (R) - 22,820 (84%)

Congressman

Lee Auman (D) - 4,266 (16%)

Robert Aderholt (R) - 22,904 (84%)

Attorney General 

Joseph Siegelman (D) - 4,323 (16%)

Steve Marshall (R) - 22,941 (84%)

CONTESTED LOCAL RACES

Probate Judge

Belinda Parker (D) - 3,666 (15%)

Andrea LeCroy (R) - 22,929 (85%)

Dist. 27 Rep.

Bill Jones (D) - 2,191 (16%)

Wes Kitchens (R) - 11,785 (84%)

Coroner

Nell Hannon (D) - 4,449 (17%)

Cody Nugent (R) - 22,164 (83%)

Superintendent

David W. Jones (D) - 2,497 (18%)

Cindy Saye Wigley (R) 11,786 (82%)

School Bd., Pl. 2

Elizabeth Traynor (D) - 2,230 (16%)

Brian Naugher (R) - 11,683 (84%)

School Bd., Pl. 3

Scott Beard (D) - 2,573 (18%)

Tony R. Simmons (R) - 11,558 (82%)

UNCONTESTED LOCAL RACES

Circuit Judge, Pl. 2

Jay Mastin (R) - 22,533 (99%)

Write In - 198 (1%)

Circuit Judge, Pl. 3

Tim Riley (R) - 22,800 (99%)

Write-In - 200 (1%)

District Judge, Pl. 1

Mitch Floyd (R) - 22,752 (99%)

Write In - 173 (1%)

Circuit Clerk

Angie Johnson (R) - 22,616 (99%)

Write In - 194 (1%)

State Senator, Dist. 9

Clay Scofield (R) - 23,224 (99%)

Write-in - 283 (1%)

Dist. 9 Representative

Scott Stadthagen (R) - 388 (99%)

Write In - 3 (1%)

Dist. 11 Representative

Randall Shedd (R) - 931 (99%)

Write In - 7 (1%)

Dist. 26 Rep. 

Kerry Rich (R) -  7,577 (98%)

Write In - 120 (2%)

Dist. 34 Rep. 

David Standridge (R) - 2,165 (99%)

Write In -  12 (1%)

Commission Chairman

James Hutcheson (R) - 22,464 (99%)

Write In - 202 .89

District 1 Commissioner

Ronny Shumate (R) - 6,956 (99%)

Write In - 50 (1%)

District 4 Commissioner

Joey Baker (R) -  4,591 (99%)

Write In - 30 (1%)

Sheriff

Phis Sims (R) - 22,785 (99%)

Write-In 194 (1%)

OTHER STATE RACES

Chief Justice 

Bob Vance, Jr. (D) - 5,439 (20%)

Tom Parker (R) - 21,443 (80%)

Supreme Court, Pl. 4

Donna Wesson Smalley (D). . . . . 4,532 (17%)

Jay Mitchell (R) - 22,010 (83%)

Secretary of State

Heather Milam (D) - 4,466 (17%)

John H. Merrill (R) - 22,326 (83%)

State Auditor

MIiranda K. Joseph (D) - 4,649 (17%)

Jim Zeigler (R) - 21,999 (83%)

PSC, Pl. 1

Cara Y. McClure (D) - 4,494 (17%)

Jeremy H. Oden (R) - 21,943 (83%)

PSC, Pl. 2

Kari Ppwell (D) - 4,627 (18%)

Chip Beeker JR. (R) - 21,762 (83%)

AMENDMENTS

Amendment 1

10 Commandments

Yes - 20,772 (82%)

No - 4,415 (18%)

Amendment 2

Unborn Children

Yes - 17,854 (71%)

No - 7,400 (29%)

Amendment 3

UA Trustees

Yes - 14,070 (65%)

No - 7,740 (35%)

Amendment 4

Legislator Vacancies

Yes - 17,430 (74%)

No - 6,144 (26%)

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