Warner Robins mayor, Post 1 races headed to runoff

November 13, 2013 

Two Warner Robins races are headed to a runoff Dec. 3 as none of the candidates running for mayor or Post 1 City Council captured the necessary votes to win a seat outright.

In the mayoral race, former firefighter Randy Toms -- the top vote-getter -- and former Public Works Director Joe Musselwhite will face each other in a runoff.

Also, Post 1 incumbent Mike Daley will defend his seat against current Mayor Chuck Shaheen during the runoff. Shaheen fell just shy of garnering 50 percent of the vote in the Nov. 5 election.

Winning seats outright were Keith Lauritsen (Post 3), Tim Thomas (Post 4) and Clifford Holmes (Post 5).

After the election, some candidates called for a recount, which was held Friday. But while some vote totals changed, the outcome of the races did not.

At time of print, early voting dates were not available for the Dec. 3 runoff. All registered voters may cast ballots in the runoff, regardless of whether they voted in the general election.

About 6,600 people -- or 20 percent of registered voters -- cast ballots in November.

Here’s a look at how other races turned out in Houston and Peach counties.

BYRON

City Council, Post 5

Alan Dorsey: 146

Rick Knowles: 132

Mark Waters (i): 87

Runoff between Dorsey and Knowles on Dec. 3

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

FORT VALLEY

Mayor

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

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