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Primaries decide fate of now-outgoing superintendent

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Dr. David Copeland was appointed superintendent in March 2012. Dr. David Copeland was appointed superintendent in March 2012.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The seat of Madison County Superintendent is still up for grabs, but it is now certain that the incumbent will not continue after this term.

Dr. David Copeland received 23 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primaries. Matt Massey and Ronnie Blair will head to the runoffs, with 48 percent and 28 percent of the vote respectively.

Massey is the clear front-runner; however, he did not pull off the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win outright.

Copeland released a statement Wednesday morning, in which he said, "I would like to thank everyone who supported me during my campaign. Our system is truly a great one, and as Superintendent of Madison County Schools, I will continue to work diligently for the students, staff and parents of our system as we strive for excellence in education."

Dr. Copeland has been the superintendent in Madison County since March 2012. He was appointed by the school board after the then-current superintendent retired early.

The runoff for this race and all others not decided Tuesday is July 15.

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