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November 6, 2012

Day ascends to Decatur County Circuit Court

Greensburg — Republican Timothy B. Day won going away in Tuesday night's General Election, laying claim to 61.21 percent of the popular vote in the race for Decatur County Circuit Court judge against Democrat Robert D. Wickens, who earned 38.72 percent.

Shortly after Decatur County precincts began reporting, it became apparent Day was headed toward victory. Regardless, the 22-year legal veteran, who was visibly nervous, refused comment until the results were final.

“I’m extremely nervous,” he said. “I have no comment until we’re certain of a winner. You never know what’s going to happen. Robert has run an extremely tough race. No matter what happens, I congratulate him; he worked just as hard on this race as me — if not harder. He forced me to be the best candidate I could possibly be.”

Following the formal results — 6,246 votes for Day, 3,947 for Wickens — Day was decidedly more relaxed.

Day’s family, wife Shannon, son Jimmie, and daughters Rhegan and Maddy, stood beside him as he thanked voters and promised to do the best job for Decatur County possible.

“I’m just glad it’s over,” he said, visibly relieved. “It was a tough, tough race. I want to thank everyone who voted for me and supported me throughout this campaign. I want to thank my wife for serving as my campaign manager. And I want to thank my children for being so understanding when we always had to be somewhere campaign related.”

He continued, “Sometimes they helped me knock on doors; sometimes they waited in the car; sometimes they went to a sitter. They never complained about the disruption in their lives. They supported their dad unquestioningly, and I love them and am so thankful for all of them.”

Day further thanked his wife for her moral support and for offering him a strong shoulder during those times in the race when he became discouraged and thought he might not win.

Of Wickens, he added: “I’ve worked with him as an attorney for many years, and we’ve always had a very good working relationship. I look forward to working with him from the bench.”

Wickens, gracious in defeat, was equally complimentary to Day.

“I’ve worked with him in the courtroom since I started practicing law 12 years ago,” he said. “He’s professional and sharp and a very good lawyer. I know he’ll do a good job for Decatur County. I want to congratulate on his win. He ran a good, clean race. He worked very hard, and I look forward to working with him again from the bench.”

 

Contact: Rob Cox at 812-663-3111 x7011.

 

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