***UPDATED: Tue. July 24 @ 11:38 p.m.
With the July Runoff Election officially coming to a close, candidates have now been selected for the Nov. General Election.
Locally Challenger Glenn Patterson won the Republican nomination for Fannin County Post 2 Commissioner over Incumbent Larry Joe Sosebee receiving 64.45 percent of the vote. Patterson will go on to face Democrat Dixie Carter in the General Election.
In another upset Challenger Mike Cole was able to beat out Incumbent Steve Stanley for the Republican nomination and recieved 52.69 percent of the runoff vote. Cole will now face Democratic opponent Susan DeMoura for a seat on the Fannin County Board of Education.
Having already been decided in the May General Primary, the the second seat with the Fannin County Board of Education that is open for election will see Incumbent Bobby Bearden (R) face Challenger Jeff DePaola (D).
After what became dubbed as a “nasty” campaign by many, Secretary of State Brian Kemp has won the Republican gubernatorial nomination over his opponent, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and will face Stacey Abrams (D) in the General Election.
Another closely watched campaign has come to a close as Geoff Duncan beat out opponent David Shafer and will represent Republicans in Nov. as he moves on to face Sarah Riggs Amico for the seat of Georgia Lt. Governor.
The Secretary of State seat was also seen in the 2018 runoff. Brad Raffensperger was able to defeat David Belle Isle for the Republican nomination. Raffensperger is set to face John Barrow (D) in November.
The General Election will be held Nov. 6, 2018.
*These election results are unofficial until being certified by the Secretary of State’s office.
**The results for state seats in this article reflect the voters of Fannin County only and do not reflect voting statewide.
FANNIN COUNTY POST 2 COMMISSIONER
Glenn Patterson (R) – 64.45% 2114 votes (Challenger)
Larry Joe Sosebee (R) – 35.55% 1166 votes (Incumbent)
FANNIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Steve Stanley (R) – 47.31% 1529 votes (Incumbent)
Mike Cole (R) – 52.69% 1703 votes (Challenger)
Casey Cagle (R) – 33.94% 1113 votes
Brian Kemp (R) – 66.06% 2166 votes
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATES:
David Shafer (R) – 50.03% 1518 votes
Geoff Duncan (R) – 49.97% 1516 votes
SECRETARY OF STATE CANDIDATES:
Brad Raffensperger (R) – 62.28% 1768 votes
David Belle Isle (R) – 37.72% 1071 votes
STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES:
Sid Chapman (D) – 57.89% 44 votes
Otha Thornton (D) – 42.11% 32 votes
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