2020 Local Election and Primary Results

Local / Nonpartisan Election Results

The results finally came in after a long night for ACC elections workers:

Justice Charlie BethelGeorgia Supreme Court, seat 1

Charlie Bethel (incumbent) – 53.5%
Beth Beskin – 46.6%

Justice Sarah WarrenGeorgia 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.

Allison Wright

Commission District 4

Allison Wright (incumbent) – 67.4%
Michael Stapor – 32.6%

Jerry NeSmith

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.

Carol Myers

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.

Mike Hamby

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.

Kirrena Gallagher

Board of Education District 2

Kirrena Gallagher – 54.0%
Mary Bagby – 46.0%

Democratic Primary Results

Jon Ossoff, speaking into a microphoneUS Senate

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.

Daniel BlackmanPublic Service Commissioner, District 4

Daniel Blackman – 71.9%
John Noel – 28.2%

a peron's silhouette

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.

Tabitha Johnson-GreenUS 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.

John Q WilliamsSheriff 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).

Source: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/Clarke/103643/web.247524/#/summary?v=247661%2F

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