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Glasscock wins for Superintendent of Education

Published 11:21pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Chilton County voters elected a new superintendent of education Tuesday in the 2014 Primary Election.

Tommy Glasscock received more than 50 percent of the votes in the superintendent’s race in the Republican Primary Election, which means he will not have to enter a run-off with either Greg DeJarnett or Louise Pitts.

“I’m ecstatic right now,” Glasscock said after election results came in Tuesday night. “I’m just overwhelmed. I would have never imagined that we would have done this in a three-way race. Both of my opponents are well-respected.”

Glasscock received 5,590 votes (about 60 percent of the votes) according to election results, which are unofficial, as provisional ballots have not been counted yet.

DeJarnett received 1,775 votes (about 19 percent of the votes), and Pitts received 2,019 votes (about 22 percent).

Glasscock said he appreciated the widespread support from voters throughout the county.

“They put trust in us, and we’re going to earn trust and move education forward,” Glasscock said. “Basically, just everybody in the county believed in us. We’re about to build a model education system in Chilton County.”

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