Muhlenberg County Elections

Muhlenberg County is run by a judge-executive and five-magistrate Fiscal Court that sets budgets for county offices, enacts ordinances and sets property and occupational taxes.

The Fiscal Court meets at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday each month in the first-floor meeting room in the Muhlenberg County Courthouse in Greenville.

Voters will be electing their party’s nominee in the partisan race for Muhlenberg County judge-executive in the May 18 primary. The judge-executive is the top elected official for county government, and serves a four-year term.



Jerry Mayhugh

Rick Newman



Earlier coverage of this year’s Muhlenberg County elections

  • Feb. 1, 2010, “County office races are crowded, incumbents facing strong challenges,” by James Mayse

Many incumbents across the region will face fierce challenges this year as they attempt to win re-election.

In Muhlenberg County, Judge-Executive Rick Newman will face a contest in May for the Democratic nomination. Newman is being challenged by Jerry Mayhugh, the former county sheriff. …

In the Muhlenberg County sheriff’s race, incumbent Rick Perry will face a contest in the Democratic primary against challengers Curtis McGehee and Roger Vincent.

Even the contest for seats on Central City Council is furious this year, with no fewer than 15 candidates competing for the council’s eight positions. …

James Mayse, 691-7303


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