Polk Couny - In the Republican Runoff for Pct. 1 County Commissioner, Guylene Robertson jumped out to a lead when early voting results were posted at 7 p.m.
Robertson got 912 votes to 656 for incumbent Bob Willis. When all the ballots were counted, Robertson had 1,204 (60.81%) to 776 (39.19%) for Willis
Chief Deputy Byron Lyons captured 58.28 percent of the early vote with 2095 to 1500 for Mike Nettles.
During his law enforcement career, Lyons has acquired more than 2,200 hours of training and is a graduate of the FBI Command College.
As Chief Deputy, Lyons has facilitated grants of more than $150,000 from state and federal sources.
Robertson thanked everyone who supported her.
“Running for Precinct 1 Commissioner has been an exciting and challenging adventure,” Robertson said. “Now is the time to get to work and meet the needs and expectations of Precinct 1 and the county at large.”
“New direction and leadership change is not bad or wrong, it is progress and dynamic for Polk County. I thank everyone for voting and using the opportunity to affect our future,” she added.
“I especially thank all of the support shared with me during the election process. Thank you, Mr. Willis, for your service to Polk County.”