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FINAL ELECTION RESULTS: Newton County sheriff wins easily
Democratic challengers oust incumbent coroner, tax commissioner
Decision Time

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%.