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General-Primary Election re-cap for Carroll & Haralson Counties

Haralson County will have a new commission chairman in 2025 – and two republicans head to a runoff for the district three U-S Congress seat – after ‘The people’ had their say – in yesterday’s general primary election.

Unofficial numbers show former Donald Trump aide Brian Jack and Mike Dugan, the former Georgia state senate majority leader, will advance to a runoff for the GOP nomination in Georgia’s 3rd congressional district. Jack collected approximately 47-percent of the overall vote; and Dugan approximately 25-percent.

Dugan received more than 52-percent of the vote from his home of Carroll County; with Jack in second with 33-percent. Haralson County voters took Jack over Dugan – 40-percent going his way; Dugan in second with 37-percent. Jack collected the majority vote from all other counties in the 15-county district.

The winner of the June 18th runoff will face democrat Maura Keller in the general election in November. Keller defeated Val Almonord with 53-percent of the total vote.

Republican ‘Jutt’ Howard will face democrat Kwasi Hudson on ballots for district 71 state house this November after defeating Marc Lattanzio. The winner of the race this fall will replace J. Collins who chose not to seek re-election in 2024.

Haralson county voters overwhelmingly supported a plan to give senior citizens a homestead exemption with their school taxes.

Haralson County Sheriff Stacy Williams getting his ‘4-more-years’ after collecting close to 79-percent of the total vote among three candidates.

Brian Walker wins the chairman race after collecting more than 53-percent of the vote over incumbent Ronnie Ridley.

Kierston Phillips will be Carroll County’s next magistrate judge. She collected more than 59-percent of the vote over the incumbent Nathaniel Smith.

Jason Blackmon will remain magistrate judge in Haralson County after defeating Blaine Cochran with two-thirds of the votes Tuesday.

Who will fill the Carroll County Board of Commissioners district 5 seat beginning in 2025 – will have to wait for the June 18th runoff. Ben Hicks with 37-percent and Lee Powers with 28-percent were the top two vote getters in that 7-man race.

Eddie Ivey will replace John Daniel for district three on the board of commissioners. Ivey receiving 56-percent of the vote over Brian Barkley. Daniel did not seek re-election in order to run for sheriff in 2024.

Carroll County School Board members Kerry Miller and Lawanna Knight win their re-election bids on Tuesday.

Only one of the two incumbent candidates on the Haralson County school board who faced a challenger in the general primary – will return to the board in 2025.

Brad Davis received 58-percent of the vote over Amy Chastain for the BOE One seat; while, Brenda Howell Agan defeated incumbent Martha Smith – 62 to 38 percent.

Natasha Pope will remain tax collector in Haralson County – after she first collected 73-percent of the vote over challenger Bob McPherson.


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