Cleveland wins Solicitor General race, Davis wins County Commissioner District 4
Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Georgia General Election results came in Tuesday night with a number of races showing close final results.
Ryan Cleveland (R) won the Solicitor General race, taking 50.32 percent of the votes cast for a total of 3056 votes. Incumbent Ben Kirbo (D) received 49.61 percent of the votes cast for a total of 3013 votes.
“I’m certainly grateful that the voters in Decatur County believe in me,” Cleveland said. “I know I have some work to do to earn the trust of the rest of them. Hats off to Ben Kirbo. I wish him the best and thank him for a good race.”
Kirbo was not available for comment at the time of the final election results.
Thomas R. Davis (D) won the election for County Commissioner of District 4, taking 54.08 percent of the votes for a total of 716 votes. Joe Putnal (R) received 45.92 percent of the votes for a total of 608 votes.
“I would like to think the citizens of Decatur County District 4 for their support,” Davis said. “We have some challenges ahead of us and I am excited to have been given this opportunity to work for the citizens of Decatur County and make the community a better place to live, work and raise a family. My door will always be open for your questions and comments. Thank you very much for this opportunity to serve you.”
Putnal said, “I’d like to offer my congratulations to (Davis) and I appreciate the people who supported me.”
George Anderson (D), running unopposed for County Commissioner District 1, received 97.86 percent of votes for a total of 779 votes, with 17 votes cast for a write-in.
Pete Stephens (D), running unopposed for County Commissioner District 6, received 99.52 percent of the votes for a total of 626 votes, with three votes cast for a write-in.
Incumbent K. Dean Burke (R) ran unopposed in the State Senator District 11 race, receiving 98.49 percent fo votes for a total of 4,764.
Darlene Taylor (R) received 60.91 percent of votes for a total of 7,704 votes in the District 173 State Representative race, with Keith L. Jenkins, Sr. (D) receiving 4,945 votes.
Incumbent Alfred J. Powell, unopposed, received 98.77 percent of votes for a total of 3,132 votes in the State House 171 race.
At press time, David A. Perdue (R) was leading the U.S. Senator race with 57.41 percent of votes for a total of 1,152,995 votes. M. Michelle Nunn (D) had received 40.60 percent of votes for a total of 815,485 votes. Amanda C. Swafford (L) had received 1.99 percent of votes for a total of 39,903.
Incumbent J. Nathan Deal (R) was leading the Governor race with 57.08 percent and 1,138,621 votes, with Jason D. Carter (D) receiving 807,257 votes and Andrew T. Hunt (L) receiving 48,743 votes.
Results will be updated via thepostsearchlight.com.