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Local / Nonpartisan Election Results
The results finally came in after a long night for ACC elections workers:
Georgia Supreme Court, seat 1
Charlie Bethel (incumbent) – 53.5%
Beth Beskin – 46.6%
Georgia Supreme Court, seat 2
Sarah Warren (incumbent) – 78.1%
Hal Moroz – 21.9%
Both incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justices won re-election. Warren wins easily and Bethel wins in a tight race. Incumbency was also valuable for commissioners as you can see below.
Commission District 4
Allison Wright (incumbent) – 67.4%
Michael Stapor – 32.6%
Commission District 6
Jerry NeSmith (incumbent) – 57.0%
Jesse Houle – 43.0%
Late Commissioner Jerry NeSmith takes a victory lap up above, ensuring that a special election will take place to determine his successor.
UPDATE 6/12/20: ACC Attorney Judd Drake has declared Jesse Houle to be the winner of this election. The special election will take place in November, and the winner of that will serve less than two months before Houle takes office.
Commission District 8
Carol Myers – 55.2%
Kamau Hull – 30.8%
Andrea Farnham – 14.0%
Carol Myers avoids a runoff with a solid victory over Hull and Farnham to take Andy Herod’s seat in district 8.
Commission District 10
Mike Hamby (incumbent) – 69.8%
Knowa Johnson – 30.2%
Mike Hamby has an easy victory over Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement co-founder Knowa Johnson and will serve district 10 for another term.
Board of Education District 2
Kirrena Gallagher – 54.0%
Mary Bagby – 46.0%
Democratic Primary Results
Jon Ossoff – 51.8%
Teresa Tomlinson – 15.6%
Sarah Riggs Amico – 12.1%
Maya Dillard Smith – 9.1%
Jon Ossoff handily dispatches his primary opponents and sets his sights on David Perdue.
Public Service Commissioner, District 4
Daniel Blackman – 71.9%
John Noel – 28.2%
US Congress, District 9
Brooke Siskin – 42.4%
Devin Pandy – 31.9%
Dan Wilson – 25.7%
Brooke Siskin, a complete unknown, somehow emerges on top so far in the district 9 primary. She will face Devon Pandy in the runoff, and the winner of that contest will go against Matt Gurtler (R) in November.
US Congress, District 10
Tabitha Johnson-Green – 65.6%
Andrew Ferguson – 34.4%
Tabitha Johnson-Green has proven once again her ability to turn out the Democratic vote in district 10.
Sheriff of Athens-Clarke County
John Q Williams – 51.1%
Ira Edwards – 49.0%
John Q Williams defeats long-time incumbent Ira Edwards by a mere 392 votes, heralding a sea change of progressive leadership at the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. However, Williams still has the general election to win against Robert Hare (R).
2 thoughts on “2020 Local Election and Primary Results”
Good page Chris! Thank for doing this.
These reports should show the total number of registered voters in each district so the reader can determine if a majority of the registered voters elected anyone or, as is usually the case, only a minority of the registered voters was in play. Usually minority rule runs the show where if one registered voter shows up and votes for a candidate or for a tax increase and no one shows up to vote against, the candidate wins or the tax increase passes. This is not majority rule but insidious plurality minority rule a shameful disgrace. No one should be “elected” or no tax increase passed, unless and until a majority of the registered voters say so period. Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D., Physics, citizen for 54 years.