Cherokee County’s incumbent sheriff bested his democratic challengers Tuesday in the 2012 primary election.
Sheriff Norman Fisher, who is attempting to capture an unprecedented third term in office, captured nearly 56 percent of the vote against democratic challengers Charley Batt, Clint Johnson, Randy Osburn and Johnny Parris.
Fisher captured 2,128 votes, compared to Batt’s 813 (21.23 percent), Johnson’s 626 (16.34 percent), Parris’ 222 (5.8 percent), and Osburn’s 41 (1.07 percent), according to unofficial results.
Six provisional ballots were also cast. Cherokee County Election Board Secretary Connie Parnell said if those ballots can be counted, they will be added to the tallies on Friday, before results are declared official. But those six provisional ballots would not change the overall outcome of the sheriff’s race.
“I’m very pleased,” Fisher said.
“I have always ran my campaigns on what I could offer the people. And it’s not what I did alone, but what we did with the help of employees, family and friends. I feel like we did this by treating everyone equally.”
Fisher said his wife of 49 years, Jeannie, and his children, have always supported him.
“And I give all the thanks to the good Lord,” said Fisher.
“He put me here, and he’s kept me here.”
Fisher will now face independent challenger V. Kevin McFarland in the general election, set for Nov. 6.
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