CK Smith was re-elected to his third term as the 15th Judicial District’s Chancellor in his first race with an opponent since initially elected in 1990.
Smith defeated challenger Gordon Aulgur of Mt. Juliet by more than 11,000 based on votes from each of the five counties as of press time.
“It’s difficult for me to put into words how much people’s belief, trust and confidence in me means to me. It’s very humbling,” Smith said of his re-election.
“I’d like to thank all of my supporters and particularly my family, my wife and children, for helping me. I really do appreciate them.”
Smith said he is very appreciative of the people “showing their confidence in me by re-electing me to serve for eight more years. I will continue to be fair and impartial from the bench as always.”
Aulgur said he wanted “to thank everyone who helped me with the campaign and took time out of their days to work on it.
“I also want to congratulate Chancellor Smith on running a very good race.”
When asked if he may seek elected office in the future, Aulgur said, “I think so. I think I’ve bitten by the bug. What office, I can’t say right now.”
Final unofficial vote totals were from Smith, Trousdale and Wilson counties, while only partial results are from Jackson and Macon counties:
Results from each county as of press time were as follows:
- Jackson – Aulgur, 529; Smith, 975
- Macon – Aulgur, 773; Smith, 3,234
- Smith – Aulgur, 917; Smith 3,521
- Trousdale – Aulgur, 380; Smith, 1,765
- Wilson – Aulgur, 6,434; Smith, 11,504
Amelia Morrison Hipps is a correspondent for The Wilson Post. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.