Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Fayette Sheriff Plans Write-In Race

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Fayette Sheriff Plans Write-In Race

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Fayette County Sheriff Rodney Ingle will run a write-in campaign after losing Tuesday's Democratic primary election by just 15 votes.

The two-term incumbent lost to challenger Tierre Agnew, who received 1,090 votes to Ingle's 1,075.

Agnew and Republican Jeremy Lay will be on the ballot in November. Ingle will run a write-in campaign and will not be affiliated with a party.

"I've had overwhelming support," Ingle said. "Since the day after the election, I've heard from people who wanted to vote for me, but they voted on a Republican ticket and assumed that I'd be OK. I said, 'If you want to fight this, I will fight it with you.' There's nothing I want to do more than be sheriff of Fayette County."

A Facebook page called "Write-in Rodney" had 1,012 members on Friday.

Ingle was first elected in 2006 after serving as a Fayette police officer for several years. He emerged on top of a crowded race that year and again in 2010, when he was elected to his second term. …

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