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2010 Election Results
Wednesday, 03 November 2010

November 3--  Voters want somebody new on their school boards in Toombs and Montgomery counties and on the Toombs County Commission.

Voters in Toombs County elected challenger Daniel Caraway over longtime school board chairman Danny Bowen.  "The truth is the people are fed up with the immoral ethics which our school system has been throwing out to the public for the last couple of years.  Not only that, we need change.  A lot of people on that board have been there for 16 to 22 years and people are tired and ready for change and that's what's taking place," Caraway said.

In District One, Russ Benton got 46% of the vote and will face incumbent Needum Rogers in a runoff November 30th.  In District Five, incumbent Robert Rosier was defeated by John Holland.

There's also a runoff for the Uvalda seat on the Montgomery County school board between former school superintendent Jim Paul Poole and Jrell Craft.  Two incumbents defeated are Dorothy Days who lost to Charles Robison in the Ailey District and Henry Price in the Kibbee/Tarrytown district who was defeated by Lendle Hamilton.

Montgomery voters approved a one percent sales tax for education by a nearly two-to-one margain, 1623 to 819.

Former Toombs County commissioner Mell Taylor lost his bid at a comeback to Jeff McCormick.  "We're really excited about it, but at the same time really humbled that so many people believed in what we said and our plan and voted for us.  We're really humbled by that," McCormick said.

Treutlen County had a write-in candidate trying to unseat incumbent school board member Alvin Heath, however, Steve Grinstead only attracted a third of the vote.

In the 12th Congressional District race, incumbent Democrat John Barrow beat Republican Ray McKinney even though McKinney won most of the counties in the district.  The difference was big votes for Barrow in Richmond and Chatham counties.  "What's interesting is that if you took two half-counties out of it, we won.  So you've got 20 counties being dictated to by two other counties," McKinney observed.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal won by wide margins in Toombs, Montgomery and Treutlen counties.


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