In an unusual race that saw two sitting Mansfield council members running against each other, Post 4 incumbent Councilwoman Lisa Dunn defeated Councilman Larry Cummins, who switched seats to run against Dunn.
This is the last week for early voting for council seat races in Covington and Mansfield; the election is Nov. 5 at each respective city's town hall.
DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown is mounting a 2014 Democratic primary challenge to incumbent Congressman Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, saying the four-term representative has become complacent and only follows the Democratic Party line instead of introducing his own legislation.
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There was plenty of disagreement at Thursday night's political forum, as challengers and incumbents alike sought to key in on perceived weaknesses and differentiate themselves from their opponents.
The Town of Newborn is planning to hold a special election during the July Primary in an effort to fill Post 2, which had no candidates run during last November's election.
Leaders must focus on retaining and attracting businesses to the county while managing growth in a way that maintains Newton's character, candidates for office in Covington and Porterdale said at a forum Tuesday.
"It feels great, just to know the race is over and behind me. I want to thank God first, then I want to thank the three ladies in my life, my wife, mother and my sister. I couldn't do it without them," Sims said in a phone interview following the election. "I also want to thank Rickie Corley for being a standup guy and running a clean race."
Abigail Morgan-Coggin's son Shaw had a request for his mother. If she won the election for the District 5 seat for the Newton County Board of Education, he wanted every Friday to be pizza Friday at school and for the day after Halloween to be declared a school holiday. With her win Tuesday night, she'll be able to take his requests before the rest of the board when she takes office in January.
It was an emotional week for Shakila Henderson-Baker. Although she won the seat for District 3 Newton County Board of Education on Tuesday, she lost her biggest supporter, her father. Henderson-Baker, a Democrat, ran a tight race against Republican Kevin Wade, with Henderson-Baker receiving 4,667 votes and Wade 3,321.
Governor, Nathan Deal, R 53.1% (Winner) Roy E. Barnes, D 42.9% John H. Monds, L 4.0% U.S. Representative, 7th District Rob Woodall, R 67.1% Doug Heckman, D 32.9% U.S. Representative, 8th District Austin Scott, R 52.7% (Winner) Jim Marshall, D (Incumbent) 47.3% State Senator for 17th District Rick Jeffares, R 64.1% (Winner) Jim Nichols, D 35.9% State Representative, 95th District Rodney Upton, R 40.8% Pamela Dickerson, D 59.2% (Winner) State Representative, 110th District Andrew "Andy" Welch, R 66.4% (Winner) Rudy ...
The following results are the final for election night. Results well become offical Friday. U.S. Representative, 8th District Austin Scott, R - 10939 (Winner) Jim Marshall, D (Incumbent) - 9240 State Senator for 17th District Rick Jeffares, R - 14983 (Winner) Jim Nichols, D - 13175 State Representative, 95th District Rodney Upton, R - 2931 Pamela Dickerson, D - 4478 (Winner) State Representative, 110th District Andrew "Andy" Welch, R - 4193 Rudy Cox, D - ...
Newton County is having good voter turnout and no significant problems have been reported at precincts as of this afternoon said Elections Supervisor Donna Morrison.
Candidates continue to pound the pavement this weekend, canvassing neighborhoods, greeting residents in shopping centers and making the rounds to area churches.
Rudy Cox - Democrat Profession: Argosy University professor in education Education: Master's degree in student personnel and counseling from Tuskegee University; Doctorate in education administration from Clark University Website: campaignwindow.com/electrudycox (has no current website) Phone: 678-977-6930 Key Issues: He said in a phone interview that he wants to stem the flow of foreclosures by examining and possibly revising foreclosure law. Rudy Cox did not respond to multiple e-mails seeking answers to the Q&A. Andy Welch ...
When asked to simplify Georgia's gubernatorial race, Republican Nathan Deal said he's the best candidate because of his extensive legal and political background and his conservative promise to not increase residents' tax burden. Deal spoke for 15 minutes to a small group of prominent local Republicans at a lunch event Friday at Smiley's Restaurant in Porterdale. The event was hosted by a local committee supporting Deal for governor.
Candidates in state and country races will discuss the issues at 6 tonight in a forum at the Covington Branch Library on Floyd Street.
Tuesday's unofficial runoff returns have determined the party candidates competing in the Nov. 2 general elections. A final tally of ballots will be confirmed at a later date. Results from the races concerning Newton County are as follows as of press time:
The seat for Newton County Board of Education District 1 has been filled and the Democratic ticket decided for District 3.