Cravens wins Democratic nod, Truett dominates and Wesley narrowly wins over Billings

May 22—Richmond resident Randy Cravens won the sixth Congressional District Democratic in Tuesday's primary elections. Cravens snagged 26% of the vote while Todd Kelly and Shauna Rudd finished second and third with 25% and 24% of the vote respectively.

In the 91st District Republican primary, incumbent Bill Wesley narrowly defeated Darrell W. Billings. Though Wesley lost in Madison county, he managed to snag the state by 203 votes over Billings.

Billings carried his home county of Powell County while Wesley carried Estill County, his own home county. Wesley's margin of victory in Estill County was enough for him to overcome the deficit of around 400 votes.

"I want to thank All of my supporters in my District. I love all of you and serving you. I appreciate Estill County for showing up in a huge way. My county knows me and hopefully the rest of the District will come to know me like Estill County does," Wesley said this morning on Facebook.

Wesley also left a thank you to his opponent, Darrell Billings in his Facebook post this morning.

"Thank you for your commitment wanting to run for this position and may the Lord have his way with both of us in our lives," he said.

The only other race being contested that involved Madison County representatives was the 89th state house representative race.

Timmy Truett, the incumbent, dominated the race, winning with 89% of the vote.

"Honored to be re-elected as your 89th district representative. I can't thank you enough for coming out and voting for me today. I will continue to do my absolute best to represent the 89th district to the best of my ability," Truett said on Facebook last night.

Nationally with Democrat and Republican voters, the choice decided on by voters continues to follow trends seen in other states with incumbent Joe Biden and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump easily winning their respective party's primary.

Biden won with 71% and another 18% voting "uncommitted." Trump won with 85% of the Republican party vote statewide, Nikki Haley received six percent and another four percent voting "uncommitted."

Only 12.7% of voters turned out statewide, down 2.3% from the 15% projection that came from the Secretary of State, Michael Adams's office.

The general election this year will take place on November 5th.