Jason Barnett wins DeKalb County Superintendent!
November 8, 2016
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Jason Barnett wins DeKalb County Superintendent!

PHOTO: Dr. Jason Barnett delivers victory speech at the DeKalb County Courthouse after winning the race for Superintendent. (Photo by Tyler Pruett) 

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor


FORT PAYNE, Ala. — With 52 of 53 precincts reporting,  Dr. Jason Barnett (R) will be DeKalb County’s new superintendent! Barnett defeated Valley Head principal Bill Monroe (D), after both have been campaigning hard for a year.

With 52 of 53 precincts reporting, Barnett received a total votes 15505  (76.28 percent) votes, while Monroe received votes 4803 (23.63 percent) winning by a margin of 52.65 percent.

Barnett defeated incumbent Hugh Taylor in the Republican primary back in March. Barnett took 70 percent of the vote and swept the county, winning convincingly at each of the 42 polling locations where voters chose their candidate for DeKalb Superintendent.


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