Drew County businessman Robert Akin, who once served on the Monticello City Council, defeated Drew County Chief Deputy Sheriff Robin Hood Tuesday night in the runoff election for Drew County judge. The unofficial results with all precincts reporting show:

• Akin — 1,611, 57.29 percent
• Hood — 1,201, 42.71 percent

 

Akin (center), his mother Pat Akin and uncle Kelton Busby are pictured here awaiting election results at the Drew County Courthouse Tuesday night.

When the results were announced, Akin thanked his supporters, his father and mother, George and Pat Akin who worked tirelessly in his campaign, and the voters for turning out. He also had a special thank you for Jessie Griffin.

Akin, an independent, finished second in a three-man race in the general election, ahead of the Republican nominee Jessie Griffin. Griffin endorsed Akin in the runoff.

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Throughout the general election and runoff Akin cited his 30 years experience in the construction business, working with budgets, bids, building things and supervising people, while Hood touted his college degrees and grant-writing ability.

Akin replaces Drew County Judge Damon Lampkin who did not seek re-election.

Election results by precinct:

Early and absentee
Robert Akin – 774
Robin Hood – 581

Ward 2
Robert Akin – 108
Robin Hood – 51

Marion South
Robert Akin – 102
Robin Hood – 29

Marion North Box 1
Robert Akin – 116
Robin Hood – 64

Wilmar
Robert Akin – 61
Robert Hood – 53

Ward 4
Robert Akin – 55
Robin Hood – 43

Ward 3
Robert Akin – 55
Robin Hood – 50

Ward 1
Robert Akin – 47
Robin Hood – 92

Collins
Robert Akin – 26
Robin Hood – 25

Lacey
Robert Akin – 38
Robin Hood – 35

Plantersville
Robert Akin – 55
Robin Hood – 28

Marion North Box 2
Robert Akin – 48
Robin Hood – 50

Tillar
Robert Akin – 4
Robin Hood – 12

Ozment
Robert Akin – 30
Robin Hood – 12

Winchester
Robert Akin – 1
Robin Hood – 33

Jerome
Robert Akin – 8
Robin Hood – 3

Enon
Robert Akin – 49
Robin Hood – 14

Selma
Robert Akin – 34
Robin Hood – 26