Columbia County results

GEORGIA HOUSE

District 117 Republican race

WINNER:

Lee Anderson

69.87%

(19 of 20 precincts reporting)


Brett McGuire.....30.13%


Former Columbia County Commissioner Lee Anderson, a farmer, took 3,625 votes to Brett McGuire's 1,563.

During his campaign, Mr. Anderson said he wanted to reduce government spending by allowing business to take control of some government programs, such as recreation. Mr. Anderson said he also wanted to reduce class sizes and reduce the paper workload of teachers.

- Donnie Fetter


District 118 Republican race

WINNER:

Ben Harbin

69.2%

(24 of 25 precincts reporting)


Lee Benedict.....30.8%

Republican incumbent Ben Harbin won 4,472 votes to Lee Benedict's 1,990 with all but provisional votes counted.

"It's always very rewarding - and good - when it's over," Mr. Harbin said Tuesday.

"It's been tough on the family and on myself, but it also gave us an opportunity to get out and talk to all the people," he said. "It's been tough, but it's a good tough."

- Rob Pavey and Donnie Fetter


COUNTY COMMISSION

District 3 Republican race

WINNER:

Charles Allen

68%

(15 of 16 precincts reporting)


Deanne Hall.....32%

With his campaign that centered on freezing property taxes, Charles Allen received 2,804 votes to Deanne Hall's 1,318 votes.

Although he doesn't take office until January, Mr. Allen said he will start conducting research immediately to help further his pledge to work toward tax relief.

"We're going to go to work right away, looking at budgets, how the county operates," he said.


District 4 Nonpartisan

WINNER:

Scott Dean

70.77%

(11 of 12 precincts reporting)

David Payne.....28.67%

Former Harlem Mayor Scott Dean defeated David Payne for the Commission District 4 seat with 2,293 of 3,240 votes.

Mr. Dean said he worked hard to convince voters, especially in the Winfield and Leah areas, that he intends to broaden his scope beyond Harlem's city limits.

"The (1-cent sales tax package) is the biggest issue we've got going right now, and (today) is the second meeting between the cities and the county," he said.

- Donnie Fetter


GROVETOWN CITY COUNCIL

WINNER:

Barry Davis

83.13%

(3 of 3 precincts reporting)

Theo Knight.....17%