The jail’s budget has increased 73 percent since 2010 and costs continue rising.
With 100% of the precincts reporting, Beshear has a lead of 5,333 votes out of more than 1.4 million counted, or a margin of less than 0.4 percentage points. The Associated Press has not declared a winner.
Leslie E. Ayers won the board’s Buffalo district with 32.8% of the votes, becoming the first woman in 18 years to serve on the board.
Campbell, 65, is a Republican and a long-time Rockbridge County resident and retired Virginia State Police trooper.
John Butler won 20% of the votes for the Buena Vista School Board election Tuesday night. Incumbents Teresa Ellison and Wayne Flint were re-elected to the board.
Elrod has served as interim commonwealth’s attorney since May.
The Democrat won the race against Independent candidate Elliott Harding with about two-thirds of the vote.
Lisa Clark and Steve Coffey were re-elected. Mayor Bill Fitzgerald faced no opposition in his bid for re-election.
Across the country, unopposed elections are on the rise.
Republicans have a slim majority in both the state House and Senate, and all 140 seats are up for election.