Election Results Roundup from across central Georgia
Over 100 elections on central Georgia ballots drew thousands of voters to the polls Tuesday. Here's a look at select races from Tuesday:
Gary Bechtel appears to have one a seat on the Bibb county commission for district 3 after defeating Edward Bond and Mallory Jones with 51% of the vote. That's with 100% of the precincts reporting.
For the Macon Water Authority, incumbent Javors Lucas has defeated Regina Davis.
In Houston county, David McMahan has won the Board of Education Post 7 at large seat with 51% of the vote. Incumbent Amy Smith will continue in her role as State Solicitor for Houston county. Voters also opted to approve Sunday alcohol sales by the drink in Houston county.
In District 15, incumbent Ed Harbison has defeated Reginald Pugh.
In District 18, a close race will likely take some time for the ultimate outcome to be decided. Incumbent Cecil Staton and Spencer Price are splitting the vote 50/50 as of early Wednesday morning.
In District 25, a runoff is likely as no candidate was able to secure over 50% of the vote. District 25 covers Macon and Taylor counties.
In District 131, it appears Johnnie Caldwell, Jr. has defeated Ryan Christopher with 52% of the vote.
In District 142, incumbent Nikki Randall has easily defeated Gerald Harvey with 64% of the vote.
In District 149, incumbent Jimmy Pruett defeats John Clements with over 3/4 of the vote.
In District 2, it appears that Rick Allen and John House will be headed for a runoff. The winner of that race will compete against incumbent Sanford Bishop in November. District 2 covers Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Peach and Taylor counties.
In District 3, incumbent Lynn Westmoreland appears to easily kept her seat by securing 72% of the vote.
In District 10, incumbent Paul Broun defeated Stephen Simpson with 69% of the vote. District 10 covers Baldwin and Putnam counties.
In District 12, it appears a runoff will be likely as no candidates secured a majority vote. District 12 covers Baldwin, Hancock, Johnson, Treutlen and Washington counties. The winner of the upcoming runoff will face incumbent John Barrow in November.
Voters approved a SPLOST in Bleckley county with 59% of voters saying 'Yes'. That's with 100% of precincts reporting.
District 2 of the Crawford County School Board will have different representation. Incumbent Eddie Harris has lost to Brad Cody who collected 65% of the vote.
Residents in District 2, Post 2 will have new representation on the commission. Incumbent William Culpepper has lost to Sam Farrow after Farrow collected 61% of votes submitted.
It appears that the county commission will have a new chairwoman. Helen Hudson has defeated incumbent Samuel Duggan and fellow vote-getter Terrell Reid.
Donnie Pope has secured the Republican primary win and will go head to head with Democrat Gregory Sands in November for the race of Japser county Sheriff.
For District 2, it appears new representation will be seen for the Board of Education. Incumbent Phyllis Carter Norwood has lost to Erin Lynch.
Also in District 2, Bruce Henry has secured the Republican nomination for commissioiner and will compete against Democrat and incumbent Charles Hill in November.
It appears a runoff will be necessary for Sheriff in Johnson county as not candidates secured over 50% of the vote. Incumbent Rusty Pat Oxford led the race with 42% of the vote, followed by second place Michael Morris, who received 23% of the vote.
For District 2 Commissioner, incumbent D.M. Mullis will compete against Republican Jon Martin in November for the open seat.
It's a tight race for the position on the school board for district 2 between incumbent Ellis Carswell and Britt Parker. As of early Wednesday morning, it was a 50/50 battle.
For School board district 3, incumbent Udell Senn has lost to Kenneth Payne.
Voters elected to legalize Sunday Alcohol Sales.
Big changes are coming to Telfair county for the Sheriff's office. Incumbent Johnny O. Smith lost Tuesday night to Democrat Chris Steverson, who secured 51% of the vote. Steverson will compete against Republican Grady W. McGhee, Jr. in November.
Incumbent Tax Commissioner Wendell H. Bullard appears to have lost to Sylvia Smith.
A runoff appears likely for the office of Chief Magistrate as no candidate received over 50% of the vote. Incumbent Patsy S. Padgett received 39% of the vote with Bryan Oakley Selph securing second with 34% of votes cast.
In District 3, with seven candidates vying for the commissioner spot, no candidate secured over 50% of the vote, requiring a runoff. Troy Giddens secured the most votes with 44% of total votes cast. Wilson Bowen was second with 25%.
In District 4, on the county commission, incumbent Howard Hart has lost to Mark Smith.
A new commission chairman will be chosen in November. Incumbent Ray Bennett lost to Glen Christopher Tuesday. Christopher will face Republican Shayne Thompson in November.
In District 3, incumbent Milton Sampson has lost to William Bond.
Incumbent Sheriff Darren Mitchum easily defeated Calvin Banks with 81% of the vote.
For the position of Probate Court Judge, it appears a runoff will be necessary. Incumbent Danielle McRae secure the most votes with 41% and will likely face Marc Ellington, who secured 40% of the votes.
For Judge State Court of Washington County, incumbent Robert W. Wommack has lost to John A. Dana and Arthur L. Walker. No candidate received over 50% of the votes cast.
A new Sheriff appears to be in the works for Wilcox county. Incumbent Sheriff Michael Corey Ramirez lost to Democrat Lonnie W. Curry. Mike Martin won on the Republican side. This race will be decided later this year.