Yarborough re-elected; Adam, Ladner join bd. of supervisors
By Dwayne Bremer
Nov 4, 2015, 01:45
New District 4 Supervisor Scotty Adam, center, celebrates Tuesday with family members.
Hancock County District One Supervisor David Yarborough won reelection Tuesday, emerging from a five-candidate field to become the only incumbent supervisor to be reelected this year, according to unofficial results.
"It's very humbling," Yarborough said afterwards. "I felt that it was my obligation to win this race. I think it's very important that the new board have some experience. I am willing to work with the new board and tell them what I know if they are willing to work with me."
Yarborough, an Independent, collected 615 votes or 42.3 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.
Republican Theresa Ryan finished second with 521 votes. Jefferson "Buster" Verdin (D) netted 172 votes; Bruce Sellier, Jr., collected 114; and Jon Heaton finished fifth with 19.
In District Two and District Three, Greg Shaw and Blaine Lafontaine were unopposed after winning their respective Republican primaries in August.
In District Four, Scotty Adam survived a challenge from Maurice Singleton to win the supervisor's seat by a total of 1,052 votes to 832.
Singleton led most of the evening, but when boxes from Kiln came into play, Adam surged ahead.
"It's a great honor and I'm looking forward to serving my community," Adam said.
In District Five, Darrin "Bo" Ladner downed Independent challenger Hunter Adam with a convincing 1,250 to 323 vote margin.
Ladner had defeated incumbent Tony Wayne Ladner in the primary.
In other races of note, Mark Kidd won a seat on the Bay-Waveland School Board by defeating Cami Cornfoot. Kidd, a former Waveland alderman, collected 565 votes to Cornfoot's 481.
In the Constable Place Three race, incumbent Theresa Beeson (D) defeated challenger Lynn Perkins (R), by a razor-thin margin of 12 votes. Unofficial results show Beeson collected 1,070 votes to Perkins' 1,058.
Hancock County Circuit Clerk Karen Ruhr said Tuesday that about 40 affidavit ballots have yet to be counted. Those ballots are expected to be counted by Friday.