Allison wins another term as probate judge
by RACHEL DAVIS
Nov 07, 2012 | 3065 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker County Probate Judge Rick Allison and his sister, Barbara Sherer, compare results from Tuesday’s election. – Photo by: James Phillips.
Walker County Probate Judge Rick Allison and his sister, Barbara Sherer, compare results from Tuesday’s election. – Photo by: James Phillips.
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Rick Allison won re-election for his fourth six-year term as Probate Judge on Tuesday. He received 17,162 votes to challenger Stephen Landrum’s 11,132.

Allison said he was touched by the support of residents in the county who voiced their support of him throughout this process.

“I’m grateful to the citizens of Walker County for continuing to put their faith and trust in me,” Allison said. “I’m looking forward to the next six years and continuing to improve and make the Probate Office the best it can be.”

Allison said he wanted to thank his family for their support throughout this process.

“My family has been wonderful to continue to go through the stress that a campaign and election puts them through,” Allison said.

He also said his second family, the people who work in his office, were a large part of his re-election as they went to events around the county and even paid for advertisements and promotions themselves.

“There really isn’t any way for me to know who all I should thank; I just have to thank everybody,” Allison said. “I got support from people from both parties and independents, and I am just so grateful for everyone.”

Landrum congratulated Allison on his victory, something that Allison said he appreciated a great deal.

“This entire race, I have felt like Butler must have felt playing Duke for the National Championship a couple of years ago,” Landrum said. “We came close, but just couldn’t get the last basket to fall for us.”

Landrum also thanked his family and supporters.

“I am so grateful for my family and friends and have loved every minute of getting to know the people here in Walker County,” Landrum continued. “I am proud to be from here, and I am proud of the effort and progress we made. Congratulations to Judge Allison on his victory, and I wish him all the best in his next term.”