I am truly touched and humbled by the confidence the people of Walker County have entrusted in me, Heiskell said shortly after receiving the news of her victory. I am honored they have given me another term in which to serve them.
Heiskell, a Republican, decisively beat her Democratic challenger P.J. Wilson with a vote of 14,062 (60 percent) to Wilsons 8,760 (40 percent).
Wilson is a senior legal secretary-paralegal with the Hamilton County Attorney Office.
I want to thank my opponent for running a clean race, Heiskell said. She did a fantastic job. She should be proud of her achievement.
A crowd of supports and well-wishers joined Heiskell last night at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring to watch election returns as they were made available.
Heiskell said in her remarks while campaigning for re-election she hopes to continue growing the economic market in Walker, as well as continuing to build the tourism industry within the area.
Recent accomplishment credited Heiskell include the Roper Corp. decision to continue within Walker County and putting more than 18,000 acres of McLemores Cove under preservation in south Walker County.
With this vote, people feel we are heading in the right direction for our county, Heiskell said.
Prior to being elected as Walker County sole commissioner, Heiskell spent 27 years in public administration within Walker County government, with 24 years in county administration and three years as a zoning administrator.
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