Steve Benton takes Jackson County Superintendent seat

Benton will officially take the seat on November 17th.
Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 9:50 AM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The results are in and Steve Benton will take the Jackson County Superintendent seat with over 12,500 votes.

With the lead of a 56.83 percent of votes, Benton defeated incumbent Larry more who ended the night with 43.17 percent of the votes.

Benton said one of the biggest problems the school system is facing at the moment is  employee morale. He said it is an issue and he wants to start meeting with the principals and teachers to figure out what needs to be done, bring the community back in and work together toward a common goal.

Benton said that COVID-19 is still an issue, along with that challenge he says funding will be an issue come January due to the state being down on financial funding.

He hopes to resolve these problems while in the superintendent seat.

Benton thanks his supporters.

“I’m looking forward to coming home," Benton said. "This is my home. I spent 37 and a half years here before tonight and I’m looking forward to coming back and working with all of the staff of Jackson County School Board and our kids.”

Benton will officially take the seat on November 17th.

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