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England wins County Commission seat

Published 9:53pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Republican Dan England won a county commission seat Tuesday after Democrat challenger Chris Petrey in District 2.

England won 1,118 votes to Petrey’s 1,033. Petrey lead in absentee ballots, 72 to 54.

“I hope we can come together in the county, and I’m going to try to make this a better place,” England said. “I appreciate the support of everyone who voted for me. I know good things can happen.”

Petrey thanked those who voted for him.

“I am disappointed with the results, but I want to thank all the people that supported me. Through this, I have met some good people and have had great support,” Petrey said.

He said it has been a long ten months during the campaign. and he is thankful for all those who have helped him.

“God has a plan for me. and I will wait to see what that plan is,” he said.

In the local Marengo County amendment dealing with the salary of the probate judge, voters voted yes to lower the salary. The vote totals were 5,597 yes and 2584 no.

In statewide amendment one dealing with extending Forever Wild, 6,800 Marengo County voters voted yes and 2,470 voted no.

In statewide amendment two, dealing with the re-appropriation of bond money, 7,304 voters were in favor and 1,900 were against it.

In statewide amendment three, dealing with defining Baldwin County historic districts, 5,002 Marengo County voters were in favor and 2,515 were against it.

In statewide amendment four, dealing with removing language from the state constitution, 2,438 voters were for it and 7,198 voters were against it in Marengo County.

In statewide amendment five, dealing with transferring assets and liabilities of the Water Works and Sewer Board of the city of Prichard to the city of Mobile, 5,551 voters were in favor and 1,949 voters were against it in Marengo County.

In statewide amendment six, dealing with prohibiting people from being required to participate in any health care system, 4,255 voters were for it and 4,408 voters were against it in Marengo County.

In statewide amendment seven, dealing with unions and secret ballots, 4,127 voters in Marengo County were for it and 4,349 voters were against it.

In statewide amendment eight, dealing with Legislatures increasing their own pay, 4,589 voters in Marengo County were for it and 4,009 were against it.

In statewide amendment nine, dealing with the authority of the Legislature to regulate corporations, 4,815 voters in Marengo County were for it and 3,370 were against it.

In statewide amendment 10, dealing with banks and banking, 4,773 voters in Marengo County voted yes and 3,300 voters voted no.

In statewide amendment 11, dealing with Lawrence County and municipalities outside the county, 4,801 Marengo County voters voted yes and 2,463 voted no.

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