Wednesday, August 1. 2012
More than 8,000 Barrow County voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries. And in some races, every vote was critical. Kenny Shook and Steve Worley barely won their Republican nominations for district seats on the Barrow County Board of Commissioners. And Mitch Churchill, the incumbent on the Barrow County Board of Elections, didn’t emerge the winner of his seat until late in the vote count. A difference of only 10 votes difference of only 10 votes separated the winner and the loser of the District 2 seat on the Barrow County Board of Commissioners — Kenny Shook bested former commissioner Bill Brown. Brown early Wednesday requested a recount that will be undertaken by Friday. Also surprisingly close was the contest for the District 3 BOC seat now occupied by Steve Worley, the only incumbent commissioner seeking another term. Worley has been a workhorse in balancing the county’s budgets the past few years and in mediating a plethora of internal and external disputes. But Republican voters apparently were in an anti-incumbent mood. Worley barely beat Scott Vickery, a political newcomer, by 69 votes. The only incumbent BOE member with opposition in the Republican primary barely eked out a victory over a retired principal challenging him for his seat. That vote was 3,285 for Churchill and 3,258 for Phil Thornton — a difference of only 27 votes. Churchill faces no Democratic opposition in November. For full election coverage, see the Aug. 1 issue of the Barrow Journal.
|BOC District 1||Votes||
||State Senate District 47 *||Votes|
|BOC District 2||Votes||
||State House District 114 *||Votes|
|BOC District 3||Votes||
||State House District 117 *||Votes|
|BOE District 8 at large||Votes||
||T-SPLOST * (all parties)||Votes|
||Bethlehem Alcohol Sales (all parties)||Votes|
|Monica Hunter Durden||1925||
|Congressional 10th District *||Votes||* Editors Note: All races marked with|
|Paul Broun||4920||an asterisk have election districts that|
|Stephen Simpson||1881||extend beyond Barrow County. The|
|winners will be the candidates with the|
|largest number of votes in each of the|
|districts. To see the regional votes,|
|go to the Georgia Secretarty of State's|
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#1 Anonymous on 07/31/12 at 08:29 PM
Who is Paul "Brown"?
#1.1 Anon on 07/31/12 at 10:17 PM
It's Paul "Broun" and he is a Congressman and a good one too.
#1.1.1 Anonymous on 07/31/12 at 11:17 PM
"Good" if you like extreme right-wing loons, I guess.
#18.104.22.168 Anonymous on 08/01/12 at 08:17 AM
Agreed, sounds too much like a nut job to me.he was also the incumbent and therefore a part off the problem in Washington. When will people learn hat these people should only get one term in office ?
#22.214.171.124.1 Anonymous on 08/01/12 at 10:18 AM
When will you freeloader liberals ever get off the taxes payers back?
#126.96.36.199.1.1 Anonymous on 08/01/12 at 11:19 AM
When will you tools of the military-industrial complex stop squandering trillions of dollars on "defense" spending?
#2 Matt Brock on 08/01/12 at 10:46 AM
Congrats to Joe Goodman, a fine man who will be a great BOC member.
#3 Anonymous on 08/01/12 at 07:55 PM
We will stop just as soon as you freeloaders stop taking government handouts. But I suspect you will never stop putting that hand out to take free money.
#3.1 Anonymous on 08/01/12 at 11:07 PM
I don't take a red cent personally. Your mistake is to ASSume everyone who supports certain programs benefits from them personally. Please list all these so-called "freeloader" programs, and I'll freely admit if I have ever taken anything from any of them.
#3.1.1 Anonymous on 08/02/12 at 06:36 AM
I don't have to list them ... you know them by heart. Once a bleeding heart liberal always a bleeding heart liberal. Never met a tax or give me program you didn't like. That is what makes you a liberal and a demorat.
#188.8.131.52 Really? Mike on 08/02/12 at 07:34 AM
the rambling of two idiots about the evils of socialism vs fascism... That's what you want vs maybe how the local church vote impacts the content of the local government. Just waiting for one of them to start screaming that Chick Fil-a is really the second coming of God.
#184.108.40.206 Anonymous on 08/02/12 at 10:43 AM
Therefore, you concede that you cannot prove that I am a "freeloader," and resort to pulling out more names from your bag of threadbare tricks. BTW, I'm not a Democrat, either. I vote for the man -- not the party. And, I've voted for a ton of Republicans since I cast my first ballot in 1976. But, this level of thought process is clearly beyond your level of education and capacity for independent thought.
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