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Partin unseats Bryant
He beats incumbent by over 1,500 votes
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Public Defender Dan Bryant was denied a third term of office by voters who chose newcomer John Partin to succeed him in representing the 31st Judicial District. Meanwhile, Circuit Court Clerk Bernie Morris has been given a sixth term, defeating challenger Ramsey Womack in commanding fashion.The offices of public defender and circuit court clerk were the two elections decided by the Democratic Primary since there are no candidates waiting in the general election in August.Partin won his first term as public defender by beating the incumbent by a count of 3,409 to 1,888 in Warren County, and 776 to 749 in Van Buren County. The two counties combine to make up the 31st District.