Election roundup: A quick look at contested races in Middle Georgia

November 5, 2013 

Voters in several Middle Georgia cities and counties hit the polls Tuesday to decide everything from mayoral and city council races to sales tax and Sunday liquor referendums. In Pulaski County and Hawkinsville voters also turned down a government consolidation referendum.

Names with (i) behind them are incumbents.

BYRON
City Council, Post 5
Alan Dorsey: 146
Rick Knowles: 132
Mark Waters (i): 87
Runoff between Dorsey and Knowles on Dec. 3

COCHRAN
City Council, District 3, Post 1
Michael Dobe: 36
Andrew Lemmon: 123

CENTERVILLE Referendum to limit the senior citizen property tax exemption
Yes: 288
No: 454

City Council, Post 2
Michael Evans: 332
Randall Wright (i): 386

CRAWFORD COUNTY
SPLOST
Shall a special 1 percent sales and use tax be imposed in the special district of Crawford County for a period of time not to exceed six years and for the raising of an estimated amount of $3 million for the purpose of funding designated projects?
Yes: 289
No: 108

CULLODEN
City Council (top three win)
Emmit Brice:13
Margie Campbell (i):24
Melvin James: 41
Ozzie Penamon (i): 41
Tammi Pierson: 38
Julie Stallings (i):17

DODGE COUNTY
SPLOST
Shall a special 1 percent sales and use tax be imposed in the special district of Dodge County for a period of time not to exceed six years and for the raising of an estimated amount of $13 million for the purpose of funding designated projects?
Yes: 765
No: 237

DUBLIN
Sunday by the drink sales
Yes: 490
No: 647

Sunday package sales (malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits)
Yes: 445
No: 694

DUDLEY
City Council (top three win)
Doyle Brown (i): 63
Dale Fuller: 48
Ricky Harrison: 67
Sandra Odom (i): 49
Keith Smith (i): 44

EASTMAN
City Council, District 1
Milton I. Johnson: 41
Floyd Walker: 23

City Council, District 5
Prince A. Dawson: 28
Willie Belle Rawlins: 20

FORSYTH
City Council, regular election (top three win)
Tonya Battle-Walker: 305
Mike Dodd (i): 398
Dexter King: 344
Lee Roberts: 322
Julius Stroud III: 471
Rosemary Walker: 177
Eric Wilson (i): 445

City Council, special election (top two win)
Mary Forde: 291
Greg Goolsby: 465
Jimmy Jones: 425
Alleta Mays: 381

Sunday package sales (malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits)
Yes: 572
No: 263

GORDON
Mayor
Mary Ann Lue: 334
Kenneth L. Turner (i): 294

City Council
(top three win)
J. Kelly Dennard (i): 149
Phyllis Payne (i): 217
William Sanders Jr.: 166
Tommy Smallwood (i): 234
Barbara Bullock Towles: 265
Doretha S. Whipple: 297
James R. Whipple: 231
George Wynn: 187

GRAY
Mayor
Stephen Tingen: 398
August Wilson (i): 293

Mayor Pro-tem
Ed Barbee: 377
Loretta Lipsey (i):309

City Council, District 1
Rick Tipton: 94
David Tufts (i):143

City Council, District 3
Terrell Fulford (i):118
Grant Loosier: 88

City Council, District 4
Terry Favors (i):70
Charles E. Myers:66

Sunday package sales (malt beverages and wine)
Yes: 444
No: 239

Sunday by the drink sales
Yes: 444
No: 236

FORT VALLEY
Mayor
Fort Valley
John Stumbo (i): 573
Barbara Williams: 643

City Council, at-large
Duke Lane Jr. : 525
LeMario Brown: 390
Alonzo Allen: 284
City Council West Ward
Anthony Clark: 264
Melba Hester(i): 440

Utility Commissioner, at-large
Jo Ann Dankel (i): 611
Teresia Dennis: 555

Utility Commissioner East Ward
Billy Jones (i): 304
Minnie Marks Jones: 176

Sunday package sales
Yes: 749
No: 419

HAWKINSVILLE
City Commission, Post 5
Henry Cravey (i): 287
Gary H. Black: 232

IVEY
Mayor
Ann Evans (i): 61
Daniel Lee Pope: 165

City Council at-large
(top two win)
Regina Brantley (i): 75
Brenda J. Broach: 135
Deborah A. Sanders: 89
Judy Veal (i): 135

JONES COUNTY
Sunday package sales (malt beverages and wine)
Yes: 1,244
No: 781

MILLEDGEVILLE
Mayor
Richard Bentley (i): 880
John Grant: 259

City Council, District 3
Denese Shinholster (i): 137
Phillip Smith: 50

City Council District 5
Pam Beer: 64
Daniel McDonald: 70
Richard Mullins (i): 235

City Council, District 6
Steve Chambers (i): 234
Andrew Strickland: 151

Georgia Military College Board, District 6
Calvin Hill: 96
Al Martinez (i): 277

MONTROSE
City Council, Post 5
Bradford N. Childers: 49
Matthew Read: 4

PULASKI COUNTY
Consolidation referendum
Shall the charter reorganizing and fully consolidating the governments of the City of Hawkinsville and Pulaski County into a single government be approved?
Yes: 279 (city) 517 (county)
No: 260 (city) 870 (county)

ROBERTA
Mayor
Becky Smith (i): 75
Sherri Thompson: 48

TWIGGS COUNTY
SPLOST
Shall a special 1 percent sales and use tax be imposed in the special district of Twiggs County for a period of time not to exceed six years and for the raising of an estimated amount of $6 million for the purpose of funding designated projects?
Yes: 189
No: 253

WARNER ROBINS
Mayor
Mike Brashear: 539
Chuck Chalk: 1,373
Eva Folse: 89
Daron Lee: 1,466
Joe Musselwhite: 1,511
Randy Toms: 1,626
(Toms and Musselwhite in runoff)

City Council, Post 1 (at-large)
Mike Daley: 1,810
Charlie Scott Jr.: 1,185
Chuck Shaheen: 3,162
Jeffrey L. Walker Sr.: 202

City Council, Post 3
Keith Lauritsen: 939
James L. Shealy: 915

City Council, Post 4 (special election)
Ben Campbell: 338
Tim Thomas: 681
Bob Wilbanks: 342

City Council, Post 5
Clifford Holmes Jr.: 758
Liberty Kovach: 131
Richard "Chef" Weldon: 324

 

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