Republican Trend Present in Hopkins County
Madisonville, KY – Madisonville and Hopkins County mostly followed a national trend choosing Republicans over Democrats last night. Incumbent Senator Jerry Rhoads won re-election but lost Hopkins County, Republican County Attorney Todd P'Pool also won re-election. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Will Cox lost to Republican challenger David Jackson by 72 votes. Cox has served as city mayor since 2007. Despite the small margin, Cox doesn't think a recount is necessary. Mayor-elect Jackson calls Cox an honorable man.
"Now I do know last night the mayor came down to our headquarters there and congratulated me and offered his help in the transition."
A little over 63,000 city residents turned out to cast their ballot. Jackson hopes in his term to make city government more efficient, and improve customer service to Madisonville's citizens.