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Election results

General/Special Election results –Duff Ayers wins Solicitor’s race – SPLOST passes

Two thousand eight hundred seventy-three ballots were cast in Tuesday’s General/Special Election. This represents approximately 61.43% of Jenkins County’s 4,677 registered voters.

The only locally contested race was for the seat of Jenkins County Solicitor. Duff Ayers was the successful candidate receiving 1844 votes to 916 votes for incumbent Troy Gay.

Also, on the ballot was a local referendum asking voters to decide whether or not a one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales (SPLOST 7) should be enacted when the present tax (SPLOST 6) expires. Voters approved the tax by a vote of 1699 to 969.

Unofficial/incomplete results are as follows:

For Governor
Brian Kemp, Republican – 1846
Stacey Abrams, Democrat – 999
Ted Metz, Libertarian – 11
For Lt. Governor
Geoff Duncan, Republican –1768
Sarah Riggs Amico, Democrat – 923
Write in - 4
For Secretary of State
Brad Raffensperger, Republican – 1580
John Barrow, Democrat – 1206
Smythe Duval, Libertarian – 20
For Attorney General
Chris Carr, Incumbent Republican – 1810
Charlie Bailey, Democrat – 962
Write in - 1
For Commissioner of Agriculture
Gary Black – Incumbent Republican - 1859
Fred Swann, Democrat - 909
For Commissioner of Insurance
Jim Beck, Republican - 1793
Janice Laws, Democrat - 937
Donnie Foster, Libertarian – 46
For State School Superintendent
Richard Woods, Incumbent Republican - 1852
Otha E. Thornton Jr., Democrat – 931
Write in - 2

For Commissioner of Labor
Mark Butler, Incumbent Republican – 1827
Richard Keatley, Democrat – 945
For Public Service Commissioner
(To succeed Chuck Eaton)
Chuck Eaton, Incumbent Republican – 1778
Lindy Miller, Democrat – 961
Ryan Graham, Libertarian – 41
For Public Service Commissioner
(To succeed Tricia Pridemore)
Tricia Pridemore, Incumbent Republican – 1787
Dawn A. Randolph, Democrat – 943
John Turpish, Libertarian – 41
Write-in - 2
For U.S. Representation in 116th
Congress from the 12th Congressional
District of Georgia
Rick W. Allen – Incumbent Republican - 1873
Francys Johnson, Democrat – 962
For State Senator from 23rd District
Jesse Stone, Republican – 2179
Write-in - 28
For State Representative in
The General Assembly from
158th District
Butch Parrish, Incumbent Republican – 2145
Write – in - 18
For State Court Solicitor General
Duff B. Ayers, Republican – 1844
Troy Gay, Incumbent Democrat – 916
Write-in - 2
For County Commissioner, District 2
Pam Dwight, Incumbent Democrat – 441
Write – in - 6
For County Commissioner, District 5
Horace Weathersby III, Republican – 449
Write-in – 5
Soil & Water
Write-in - 110
Proposed Constitutional Amendment #1

Create Georgia Outdoor Trust Fund
Yes – 2089
No – 628
Proposed Constitutional Amendment #2
Create a state-wide business court
Yes –1752
No – 885
Proposed Constitutional Amendment #3
Encourages the conservation, sustainability,
Etc. of working forests
Yes –1478
No – 111
Proposed Constitutional Amendment #4
Provides rights for victims of crime
Yes –1990
No – 674
Proposed Constitutional Amendment #5
Authorizes fair allocation of sales tax
Proceeds to county and city school districts
Yes – 1778
No – 838
Proposed Statewide Referendum A
Provides for a homestead exemption
For residents of certain municipal corp.
Yes – 1347
No – 1218
Proposed Statewide Referendum B
Provides a tax exemption for certain
Homes for the mentally disabled
Yes – 1851
No – 781
Special Election
2020 Special Purpose Local
Option Sales Tax
Yes – 1699
No – 969

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