‘We are not going to see the end of her’

Published 9:43 am Thursday, November 8, 2018

Davis asks for a recount after draw decides final seat for Nicholasville City Commission


After a draw decided the final vote between Patty Teater and Bethany Davis Tuesday night, Davis has filed for a recount.

“I think that if we are going to do anything we should at least do it correctly and make sure that the vote stands,” Davis said via her Facebook page.

In Tuesday night’s election, Alex Carter garmed 4,471 votes to oust Andy Williams, who received 3,359 votes.

Those returning to their chairs on the Nicholasville City Commission are Doug Blackford, 4,133 votes; and Betty Black, 3,876 votes. Teater tied the final vote with Davis at 3,756 votes.

After a phone call to the Kentucky Board of Elections, it was advised to Davis and Teater to make their own decision on how to break the tie in Tuesday night’s election. They decided to draw a name out of a hat for the deciding vote.

“This is kind of a quick end to a long process,” Jessamine County Clerk Johnny Collier said. “This is their decision not mine.”

Teater’s name was drawn from the hat making her the undeclared winner of the evening.

“Everything tonight is unofficial,” Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl said. “But we have to send in declared winners in all races. The candidates will have every right every candidate has following post elections after tonight.”

After Teater’s names was drawn from the hat, she had these words to say about Davis.

“I just want to say that I am extremely proud of the fact that we have bright young people like Bethany that is interested in getting involved with what is best for our community,” Teater said. “We are not going to see the end of her, she is going to be around.”

Davis said via a Facebook live video she believes a recount is in the best interest.

“I wish Patty the best,” Davis said. “She ran a very good race, a very clean race … Somebody woke up this morning and said my vote doesn’t matter. You never know, that one vote could have swung that whole election and still might.”