Results in from Shelby Co. Court Clerk, DA Elections

Ed Stanton Jr. moved a step closer to making his temporary job as Shelby County General Sessions Court clerk permanent, narrowly winning the Democratic primary with 37 percent of the vote over Sidney Chism, who received 36 percent. Five Democrats, including incumbent Otis Jackson, were on Tuesday's ballot. Jackson, indicted on charges of ordering employees to contribute to his re-election campaign, trailed with 15 percent of the vote. Stanton will face Republican primary winner Rick Rout, who prevailed over James R. Finney, and independent candidate Patricia McWright Jackson in the August general election. In the race for district attorney general, incumbent Amy Weirich, a Republican, and Carol Chumney, a Democrat, ran unopposed in the primary and will face off in August. The Commercial Appeal has the story