STANFORD - Lincoln was one of three counties that would determine who would be named the next Family Court Judge. After the totals for Lincoln and Rockcastle counties were tabulated, Walter Maguire appeared to be losing to incumbent Debra Lambert.
Carrie Schultz, president of Concerned Citizens for a Better Family Court, a group that was against the re-election of Lambert, said she and everyone around her Tuesday night were biting their nails until the final results were posted. She and other Maguire supporters were at the Rural Development Center in Pulaski County.
Both Lincoln and Rockcastle county votes showed Lambert beating Maguire. At midnight Tuesday, the results for Pulaski County, the largest of the three with 58 precincts and Maguire's home county, was posted on the Secretary of State Web site. Maguire overwhelmingly took Pulaski County bringing in more than double the votes of Lambert.
"All the hard work of our group has paid off," Schultz said.