Winners for Henderson Co. Sheriff, Judge Exec. and Jailer announced

Newscast Recording
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 7:02 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HENDERSON CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The winners for the Henderson County Sheriff, Judge Executive, and Jailer have been announced.

Henderson Sheriff Republican nominee, Chip Stauffer won with 7,228 votes against Democrat nominee David Crafton, who had 6,800 votes.

After hearing the results, Stauffer spoke with 14 News about wanting to make some changes in the Sheriff’s office.

“I’d like to see our communication with other first responders, with KSP and our volunteer firefighters improve,” he said. “Because I think there’s been some issues here recently, and again it’s all about protection our community.”

Republican Incumbent, Brad Schneider won Henderson Judge Executive with a total of 8,267 votes with Democrat nominee, Dorsey Ridley had 5,819 votes.

Schneider said after the results came in that he wants to continue his work.

“We’re going to be building on the momentum, attracting more jobs here, creating more transparent non-partisan government, and rocking and rolling,” He said.

Democrat Bruce Todd won Henderson County Jailer with 7,055 votes with Republican Kurt Wiesen having a 6,805 votes.

Todd described wanting to improve inmates’ lives after they leave the jail.

“They leave with a lot of times just the clothes on their back and no place to go and no money,” he said. “So they go back to the lifestyle they’re used to. We’re looking at something to help them as they get out to improve that.”

Polls closed at 6 p.m.