Its been pretty terrifying. We went through this the last time and never imagined that it would be this close again, Jones said. I thought she would beat me really bad or I would beat her pretty good. You just never know . . . it goes to show you how important it is to get out and vote.
He added, Johnie ran a clean race and Id like to think I did too.
In August, the two faced each other for the first time with Payton, a retired school teacher, squeezing out a narrow one-vote margin of victory over the longtime incumbent.
The August election was challenged in Chancery Court by Jones, who was seeking re-election to the school board seat.
Chancellor C.K. Smith ruled that because of certain election deficiencies primarily surrounding a failure for some voters to be recognized as being registered and qualified to vote in the Lebanon Special School District, the election results should be voided and a second election held on Election Day, Nov. 6.