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Coroner Robert Byrd closes in on historic run with victory

Robert Byrd, Houston County Coroner
Robert Byrd, Houston County Coroner(WTVY News 4)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 9:55 PM CDT
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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd won the Republican nomination on Tuesday, defeating Kendall Glover.

His victory potentially gives Byrd tenth term that would make him the longest-serving elected official in county history.

Only Houston County Chairman Mark Culver rivals Byrd’s longevity—both first won election in 1986.

However, Culver began as a commissioner and then ascended to the chairman’s seat. He did not seek reelection.

Byrd’s historic streak hinges on him defeating Kimberly Rawls, the Democratic nominee for the coroner, in November’s general election.

This story updated to reflect this would be Byrd’s 10th term.

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