Little, Cleckler advance to runoff for revenue commissioner

Published 11:13 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Two candidates vying for the position of Chilton County Revenue Commissioner will appear on the July 15 Primary Runoff Election.

Chilton County Tax Collector Tim Little received the unofficial results of 4,425 or 47 percent of the votes and current Chilton County Tax Assessor Rex Cleckler received the unofficial results of 3,600 or 38 percent of the votes.

Current Chilton County Commissioner Joe Headley also appeared on the Primary Election ballot Tuesday receiving 1,242 or 13 percent of the votes.

The new role will combine two offices—those previously filled by the tax assessor and the tax collector.

The newly elected revenue commissioner will not take office until Oct. 1, 2015, but voters will choose who should fill the position during the 2014 General Election on Nov. 4.

Libertarian candidate Douglas “Doug” Watson filed a list of signatures on Monday to appear on the General Election ballot in November.

Cleckler said he was pleased to know he will be facing a runoff with Little in July.

“Everyone kept telling me there would be a runoff and I kept asking them how they knew that,” Cleckler said. “I will keep on working for the Runoff Election like I have been doing to get ready for the Primary Election. I spent the majority of my day going door-to-door and I think that really helped. I have run my campaign with honesty and hard work and I believe that is what has gotten me to where I am at right now.”

Little could not be reached Tuesday night for comment.