MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Matt Massey declared victory shortly after 8 p.m. in the Republican runoff for Madison County Superintendent of Education on Tuesday.
He never looked back, winning the race 74% to Blair’s 26%. With 97% of precincts reporting, Massey garnered 4,979 votes to Blair’s 1,794.
Blair conceded the race, thanking supporters at a local restaurant. However, he didn’t call Massey.
— Matt Kroschel (@Matt_Kroschel) July 16, 2014
Massey has no Democratic opponent in November. He will appear on the ballot, but has essentially won the race unless a write-in candidate makes a surprise appearance.
Massey came close to winning the June 3 primary outright, but didn’t quite snag the 50% plus one vote needed to win. He is currently a math teacher at Buckhorn High School.
Blair is principal at Sparkman Middle School.