Sheriff Dobey Wins Landslide Election with 76% of Votes
web posted November 7, 2012 COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey
took a landslide victory in his bid for re-election taking all
precincts by wide margins for his first ever "official" landslide
victory - a "landslide" is considered being elected by 70% of voters.
In the past, when challenged, Sheriff Dobey would take upwards of 65%
since 2000. This year Dobey took 76% of all votes cast in the election.
When the counting was over the results were Adell Dobey 8,218 to Davis
Parkman at 2,612.
"I appreciate the overwhelming support of the citizens of Edgefield
County and look forward to continuing to serve them over the next four
years," Sheriff Adell Dobey said when he got the final vote tallies
from Edgefield Daily. "I felt good about the election," he said, "but
wasn't expecting this".
In past elections the Merriwether precincts went for a Republican by a
small margin. However, in this year's elections Sheriff Dobey swept
both Merriwether precincts by a 50% margin.
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