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Carson win Adairsville mayoral race, runoffs set
by Monica Burge
May 21, 2014 05:29 PM | 2420 views | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The General Election Primary set the scene for key races in November, and while some local and state seats have now been decided there are two runoff elections that will have an impact.

According to an unofficial summary report from the Bartow County Elections and Registration office, the three-candidate special election for Adairsville mayor saw Kenneth Carson, handily defeat Adena Harper and Ronnie Everett.

Carson received 53.67 percent of the votes with Harper, who serves as chair of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, coming in second with 33.75 percent of the votes. Everett received 12.37 percent.

Derek Keeney will replace Matt Shultz on the Bartow County School Board for District 3. He received 51.88 percent of the votes. Deanna Berry, who also sought the seat, received 48.12 percent.

Most primary races were uncontested but two key races are headed to a runoff July 22.

Barry Loudermilk led the pack for U.S. District 11 House Rep. race. Across the district, Loudermilk received 37 percent of the votes. Bob Barr placed second with 26 percent of the votes.

A runoff also is set for the U.S. Senate race.

David Perdue and Jack Kingston will vie for the Republican candidacy for the seat held by Saxby Chambliss, who retired.

Across the state, Perdue received 31 percent of the votes, while Kingston received 26 percent of the votes.

The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. Nunn received 77 percent of the votes in the democratic primary.

In other races, Republican Paul Battles will face Democrat Dylan Patrick in November.

Bruce Thompon, Christian Coomer, Trey Kelley and Chuck Hufstetler all were uncontested.

In the only contested Bartow County School Board race, Republican John Howard will face Democrat Paul Nally.

Board chair Davis Nelson was uncontested in the primary.

Voter turnout was about 16.6 percent, according to the summary report. Of the 48,319 registered voters about 8,020 ballots were cast.

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