Constable Race Decided
Delta County citizens came out for the Constable race run-off election held Tuesday putting a new face behind the badge after seven years with Marshall Lynch.
The early voting numbers showed a considerable lead with 73 percent for Lynch as he faced incumbent Ben Snow.
“I think the election went very well. I had a good opponent [Ben Snow],” said Marshall Lynch, surprised by the voting numbers of amount of people who came out to vote. Ben Snow offered his congratulations to Lynch following the reporting of the final results which put Lynch with 356 votes (69 percent) to Snow’s 160 (31 percent). Lynch took the majority of the votes in the Pecan Gap area.
“We might try to add more investigation to the office, bit more traffic and working with the Delta County Sheriff’s office to make it safer,” said Lynch. “I will be resigning from the deputy position come Jan. 1 and focus on the Constable position and try to make it little better office – he has done well with it the last seven years – I want to build on that.”
Lynch will take office on Jan. 1, 2017.