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August 11th Run-Off Elections Re-Cap

Haralson county will have a new sheriff in 2021, replacing Eddie Mixon who has been in that role since January of 2006.

What started as a 5-man race for that seat over a year ago was narrowed down to two candidates during the primary election on June ninth. On Tuesday the majority of voters put their faith in Carrollton Police officer Stacy Williams to take over the position as the county’s lead peace officer. Williams defeated Brian Finley in the August 11th republican primary run-off election.

Williams collected 3,189 votes—or 52-percent– to Finley’s 2,978 votes.

Williams will have no democratic challenger in the November general election.

Approximately 31-percent of Haralson County’s approximately 20-thousand registered voters cast a ballot in this race.

In the lone county-wide election in Carroll County, voters selected Erica Tisinger as the county’s next state court judge.

Tisinger defeated Met Lane by more than 500 votes.

Tisinger will be the first female in that seat in the county’s history.

In the district 18 state house race, Tyler Paul Smith moves on to the general election in November to challenge democrat Pat Rhudy. Smith defeated Cason Hightower by a little less than 200 votes on Tuesday.

Smith collected 1,202 more votes than Hightower in Haralson County. Hightower collected 1,008 more votes in Carroll County, than Smith.

Another close race in the district 31 state senate republican run-off as Jason Anivitarte collected a little above 200 votes more than Boyd Austin from voters in Haralson, Paulding and Polk counties. Anivitarte moves on to the general election to face democrat Tianna Smith in November. The winner in that race starts a new term in 2021, replacing incumbent Bill Heath who chose not to seek re-election.

Democrat Montenia Edwards will challenge district 30 state senator Mike Dugan in the November general election after defeating Triana Arnold James by more than 300 votes in the democratic primary run-off.

Marjorie Taylor Greene won the republican primary for the 14th congressional district over her opponent, Dr. John Cowan. Greene will face democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in the November general election.


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