May 25, 2012 — Morehead attorney Ronnie Goldy Jr. will be the next commonwealth’s attorney in the 21st Judicial Circuit consisting of Rowan, Bath, Menifee and Montgomery counties.
“We were very thankful and fortunate to have family and friends who did a lot to help us get through this campaign” Goldy said. “My wife and two children sacrificed much and we are all thankful to the voters.”
He carried three of the four counties in Tuesday’s Democratic primary and garnered a total of 2,575 votes.
“It was fun to campaign and meet people in all four counties,” he said. “It’s not a race you can win in one or two counties, and as the commonwealth attorney is responsible for upholding the law in all four counties of the circuit.”
No Republican filed for the office.
Finishing second was Cynthia Gale Rose of Mt. Sterling with 1,841. Gary Adkins of Morehead received 1,290 votes.
Goldy, now an assistant to retiring Commonwealth’s Attorney Keen Johnson, was victorious in Rowan, Bath and Menifee counties.
Rose carried Montgomery County.
Goldy starts his six-year term in January. He has been a lawyer for 11 years.
He said one of the first items on his agenda is to manage caseloads by ensuring that cases brought to the grand jury are ready to go to trial.
Voter turnout in Rowan County was 12.94 percent. Of the 13,017 registered voters, only 1,685 cast ballots.
In the presidential races in Rowan County, Mitt Romney won the Republican vote with 67.02 percent of the vote. On the Democratic ticket, 59.4 percent voted for Barack Obama and 40.6 percent were “uncommitted.”