COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Incumbent Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson has been declared the winner of the Democratic Primary, as three-quarters of residents cast their vote on Tuesday.
Williamson, who has been sheriff since 2015, won the primary race on Tuesday with 75% of the vote.
Candidate Kenneth Smith walked away with 24% of the vote.
Both men ran as Democrats.
Sheriff Williamson served as a deputy for the department on the streets for over six years before being elected as sheriff. Prior to that, he worked for a phone company in the county straight out of college.
Williamson was elected into the role the same year Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton was elected as sheriff in his county.
In the upcoming general election, Williamson will run against Republican candidate Eric Balentine on November 8.
Balentine is a former Muscle Shoals Police Officer and currently works with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.