A newcomer and four incumbents facing challengers in their re-election bids to the Jefferson County Quorum Court won their Democratic primary races Tuesday, according to incomplete and unofficial returns.

A newcomer and four incumbents facing challengers in their re-election bids to the Jefferson County Quorum Court won their Democratic primary races Tuesday, according to incomplete and unofficial returns.

The Rev. H.O. Gray, District 2 representative on the county legislative body since 1993, apparently lost to Reginald Adams, who won 438 (55.58 percent) to 350 (44.42 percent).

District 3 incumbent Justice of the Peace Delton Wright defeated his primary challenger, Reginald Johnson, 421 (61.28 percent) to 266 to win an eighth term.

In District 4, incumbent JP Mandy Alford beat back a challenge from Dr. Glen Brown Jr., a chiropractor, 619 (52.19 percent) to 567 (47.81 percent) to win a fourth term on the court.

Incumbent District 7 Justice of the Peace Vannette Johnson, the senior member of the quorum court with 36 years of service, beat back a second challenge from Dr. Porter Jackson III, a chiropractor, by a 345 (70.55 percent) to 144 vote margin. Johnson defeated Jackson 360-192 in 2010.

Justice Edward Spears of Wabbaseka, the District 13 incumbent, out-polled Dale Davis, 448 (64.83 percent) to 243 (35.17 percent). No Republicans are seeking the position.

Morris Caldwell polled 389 (56.95 percent) votes to 294 cast for Garland Trice in their race to succeed JP Alfred Carroll in the District 1 seat on the court. Carroll made an unsuccessful race for county judge.