Photo: Philip Peterson (closest to camera) speaks to Sheriff Livy Leavell and others on Board of Elections Thursday
District 6 Christian Fiscal Court Magistrate Jack Lackey has filed the proper paperwork to seek a recount after losing his bid for reelection last week by only two votes to Philip Peterson, while a recanvass of a constable race showed no change in the results.
Peterson defeated Lackey by a tally of 626-to-624. If the result stands, Peterson will replace Lackey in representing Pembroke and a portion of Oak Grove come January.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says there will be a hearing in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday to determine the procedure for the recount.
Humphries says the recount will consist of examining each individual ballot in some way.
Meanwhile, Humphries says a recanvass confirmed that District 2 Constable Pat Gresham won a full term by defeating Glenn Rickard by a 26 vote margin.
Gresham was appointed as constable by Judge-Executive Steve Tribble last year following the death of her husband—Chuck Gresham.