COVINGTON, Ga. — Sheriff Ezell Brown easily won re-election to a fourth term Tuesday, Nov. 3, over Republican challenger Ken Malcom.
Newton County voters also chose a new county coroner and tax commissioner, and retained incumbent Republican county commissioners in Districts 1 and 5.
With all 22 precincts reporting and absentees and in-person early votes included, the unofficial totals show:
Newton County Sheriff:
Ken Malcom (R) has 23,497 votes, or 44%
Ezell Brown (D) (i) has 30,102 votes, or 56%.
Newton County Tax Commissioner:
Dana Darby (R) (i) has 24,863 votes, or 47%.
Marcus Jordan (D) has 28,436 votes, or 53%.
Newton County Coroner:
Tommy Davis (R) (i) has 25,253 votes, or 47%.
Dorothea Bailey-Butts (D) has 27,995 votes, or 53%.
District 1 County Commissioner (seven of seven precincts reporting):
Stan Edwards (R) (i) has 7,884 votes, or 71%.
Catalata Hardeman (D) has 3,190 votes, or 39%.
District 5 County Commissioner (11 of 11 precincts reporting):
Ronnie Cowan (R) (i) has 6,710 votes, or 60%.
Dorothy Piedrahita (D) has 4,479 votes, or 40%.