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Tuesday Runoff Election
Monday, 20 August 2012

August 20--  Voters return to the polls Tuesday for runoff elections.

There's a runoff for the Republican nomination in the 12th Congressional District between State Representative Lee Anderson of Grovetown and Augusta building contractor Rick Allen.  Anderson got the most votes in the July 31 primary and has the endorsement of the two other candidates who lost in that election, Wright McLeod of Augusta and Marie Sheffield of Dublin. The winner of the runoff faces incumbent Democrat Congressman John Barrow in the November general election.

There's also a runoff in Toombs County for the District Three County Commission seat being vacated by Commissioner Skeeter Toole.  Outgoing school board member Darriel Nobles pulled the most votes July 31st in a five-man race.  He got 38 percent of the vote while his runoff opponent Emory Mixon pulled in 19 percent.

In Montgomery County, there are three runoff elections Tuesday.

In the Republican race for Sheriff, Ladson O'Connor faces Daniel Taylor.  In the four-man July 31 primary, Taylor got 35 percent of the vote and O'Connor received just over 30 percent.  The winner of the race will face the Democrat candidate, Mount Vernon Police Chief Calvin Burns, in November.

The runoff for the District Two Montgomery County Alston-Higgston commission seat pits Susan Beard against Tim Williamson.  In the four-way July 31 primary, Beard pulled 36 percent and Williamson got 29 percent.  The winner succeeds Franklin Brantley who did not seek re-election.

There's also a school board runoff for the Post One seat in Mount Vernon between Pete Ward and Gil McDaniel.  Ward beat McDaniel by 108 votes in the three-man July 31 primary.  The winner succeeds Jackson Posey who did not seek re-election.

Advance voting last week in Toombs County saw only 217 voters and 239 voted in advance in Montgomery County.

The polls are open Tuesday from seven a.m. till seven p.m.


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