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Tallassee mayor Johnny Hammock with Gov. Kay Ivey on election night

Midterms a wrap

Staff Report

The Nov. 6 election is complete with little change. Kay Ivey was re-elected as governor, as republicans swept the high profile races of lieutenant governor, attorney general, supreme court chief justice and secretary of state. Ivey received 60 percent of the vote statewide.

Locally, those numbers followed suit.

Tallassee attorney Mike Segrest's bid for the 5th Judicial Circuit Judge, Place 2, came up short. Isaac Whorton, the republican candidate, received 24,258 votes to Segrest's 16,991, a margin of 59 percent to 41 percent. Whorton received 314 votes to his counterpart's 133 in East Tallassee.

"The process has been something I wouldn't change," said Segrest. "I'm glad I did it. No regrets. Don't feel sorry for me. I look forward to what the future holds. Let's go fishing."

In the Tallapoosa County probate judge's race, republican Talmadge East won by an overwhelming majority. East got 9,708 votes (69%) to Melissa Reynolds 4,387 votes (31%).

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