In the race for District Judge Place No. 1, Zack Collins defeated incumbent Buster Landreau with 3,888, or 65 percent, to 2,095, or 35 percent, of the vote.
Collins said the voters of Russell County spoke loud in the election. “It’s time for a change,” Collins said after the votes were tallied. “I’m looking forward to serving.”
Collins said he's looking forward to working on programs for youth.
In Place No. 2, Incumbent Walter Lee Gray III defeated April Logan-Russell by a margin of 3,400, or 61 percent, to 2,110, or 38 percent, of the vote.
In the Russell County Commission District 5 race, incumbent Cattie Epps ran away with an easy victory at 66 percent, or 930, votes. Challengers Jeff Faircloth tallied 266, or 19 percent, while Charles E. Hollowell came in third with 210, or 15 percent, of the vote.
The race for County Commission District 7 seat went to the incumbent Larry D. Screws, who defeated former commissioner J.D. Upshaw by a 58.5 percent, or 769 votes, to 41 percent, or 544 votes.
A proposed statewide amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 to authorize the legislature to provide a retirement program for district attorneys and circuit clerks of the state who are first elected or appointed on or after Nov. 8, 2016 was narrowly approved by 4,112 or 54 percent to 3,532 votes or 46 percent.
In a special election to levy $50 per year on each residence and $100 on each commercial business outside the city limits of Phenix City to fund volunteer fire protection in Russell County was approved soundly by 2,956 votes or 64 percent to 1,670 or 36 percent.