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November 7, 2012

Incumbents return in almost all South Georgia races

-- — Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols and Lanier counties saw little shake-ups in its election races based on the unofficial results from Tuesday elections.

Incumbents returned to office in almost all challenged races in these South Georgia counties.

A quick look at the challenged regional races in these counties as well as the votes on the charter school amendment.


With seven of seven precincts reporting, but not including provisional ballots. Races with opposition.

STATE SENATE, District 7

Tyler Harper (R): 4,786 ... 80.65%

Donald Mitchell (D): 1,148 ... 19.35%

JUDGE, Probate Court

Aleta Larger (R): 2,219 ... 36.45%

Susan W. Griner, I (D): 3,869 ... 63.55%


Anthony Heath, I (R): 4,741 ... 77.85%

James A. McMillan (D): 1,349 ... 22.15%

AMENDMENT #1, Charter Schools

Yes: 2,544 ... 43.64%

No: 3,286 ... 56.36%



Numbers reported by deadline, though the Secretary of State election site marked as 0 of 9 precincts reporting throughout the night. Brooks County Board of Elections officials could not be reached late Tuesday night to clarify the numbers posted.

STATE SENATE, District 8

Tim Golden, I (R): 3,494 ... 67.65%

Bikram Mohanty (D): 1,671 ... 32.35%


Amy Carter, I (R): 3,499 ... 67.09%

J.C. Cunningham (D): 1,716 ... 32.91%


Matt Elsberry (R): 1,807 ... 34.43%

Mike Dewey, I (D): 3,441 ... 65.57%


Stephen Burton (R): 363 ... 42.41%

James Maxwell, I (D): 493 ... 57.59%


Luke Mitchell, I (R): 502 ... 52.73%

Nancy Dennard (D): 450 ... 47.27%


Denise Monroe (R): 352 ... 41.31%

Frank L. Thomas, I (D): 500 ... 58.69%

AMENDMENT #1, Charter Schools

Yes: 2,556 ... 51.46%

No: 2,411 ... 48.54%


With eight of eight precincts reporting, but not including provisional ballots. Races with opposition.

STATE SENATE, District 8

Tim Golden, I (R): 3,988 ... 70.34%

Bikram Mohanty (D): 1,682 ... 29.66%


Dennis E. Folsom (R): 2,220 ... 37.26%

Doug Hanks (D): 3,405 ... 57.15%

Anthony Williams (IND): 333 ... 5.59%


Wendy Williams (R):

2,133 ... 36.36%

Donnie Simmons, I (D): 3,734 ... 63.64%


M. Dinnerman, I (R): 685 ... 53.14%

L. Parris (D): 604 ... 46.86%


Linda W. Meadows (R): 431 ... 41.17%

Jeff B. Lane, I (D): 616 ... 58.83%

AMENDMENT #1, Charter Schools

Yes: 2,466 ... 43.10%

No: 3,256 ... 56.90%


With one of one precincts reporting, but not including provisional ballots. Races with opposition.

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