Jones Declared Winner In House District 111 Race

Jackson County election officials have declared a winner from the hotly contested House District 111 seat. Attorney Brandon Jones defeated Tim Lee by only 11 votes.

Tuesday night, only two votes separated the candidates. So officials spent hours Wednesday counting more than 240 affidavit ballots. There's no word yet on whether Lee will ask for a recount.

Brandon and Lee are both new to politics. The winner will replace Carmel Wells-Smith, who did not seek re-election.