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Primary Election Rundown 2019


 SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County Primary Election results did not reflect statewide results in the biggest races on Tuesday, with the governor’s race flipping statewide from Magoffin’s choices.

With a voter turnout of 23.37 percent and 2,320 voters casting their ballots in Magoffin, compared to a statewide average of 19.26 percent.

Though Magoffin handily chose Republican Robert Goforth and Democrat Rocky Adkins in the governor’s race, the western side of the state swung both elections, incumbent Matt Bevin (R) and current Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear will go to head-to-head in the race this fall.

In the secretary of state’s race, Magoffin’s turnout mirrored the state’s results, pushing Michael Adams (R) and Heather French Henry (D) on to the General Election.

Similarly, Magoffin followed the rest of the state in backing Daniel Cameron (R) for attorney general, to go up against Gregory Stumbo (D), who ran uncontested in the Primary.

In the Democratic Primary, Magoffin leaned toward Kelsey Hayes Coots for auditor of public accounts, but statewide Sheri Donahue won the nomination, and will be on the ballot against incumbent Mike Harmon (R). 

At both the county and state level, Democrat Michael Bowman handily won the nomination, running against incumbent Allison Ball (R).

Incumbent Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles (R) will be up against Robert Conway (D) this fall, with the county’s results mirroring closely to the state’s.

At press time, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office has received no calls to the election law violation hotline from Magoffin County. 

The full precinct-by-precinct Magoffin County Primary Election unofficial results can be found on page A6. 


Heather Oney

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