‘The name you know’ is now Talia Custis Taylor, who wins Accomack Circuit Court Clerk race

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Talia Custis Taylor, left, talks to a voter in Parksley on Election Day. Clara Vaughn photo

Talia Custis Taylor pulled off a victory for the ages on Tuesday night, defeating Cedrick Cooper — the son of retiring Accomack County Circuit Court Clerk Samuel Cooper — in a race for the elder Cooper’s seat.

Taylor defeated Cedrick Cooper, 6,193 to 4,398, to win the election. Late-arriving absentee ballots and provisional ballots have not been counted but are not expected change the victor.

Cooper’s ubiquitous campaign signs carried the slogan, “The Name You Know,” a nod to his father, who has been Accomack Circuit Court Clerk for 40 years.

See continuing coverage in Friday’s edition of the Eastern Shore Post.

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