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DeKalb voters keep Mann as sheriff, decide school board seats
by Christine Fonville
July 22, 2014 11:26 PM | 2496 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The results are in for the July 22 runoff elections in DeKalb County.

In the special election sheriff’s race for the county, incumbent Jeff Mann gained 40,537 of the total 53,090 votes sweeping the race with 76.36 percent compared to Vernon Jones’ 12,553 votes or 23.63 percent.

For the board of education district 3 race, incumbent Michael Erwin gained 4,164, or 58.81 percent, of the 7,080 total votes, beating Atticus LeBlanc’s 2,916 or 41.19 percent.

In district 4 of the board of education race, incumbent Karen Carter earned 3,404 of the 8,022 votes, but fellow incumbent Jim McMahan gained 4,618, or 57.57 percent to beat Carter’s 42.43 percent.

In the district 5 board of education race, incumbent Thad Mayfield lost to his opponent, Vickie Turner who gained 5,192, or 59.74 percent of the total 8,691 votes compared to Mayfield’s 3,499 or 40.26 percent.

In total, 13.99 percent of the 390,256 registered voters showed up to the polls to vote in the runoff election, a number higher than H. Maxine Daniels, director of voter registration and elections, predicted for the county.

She said she expected to see about 10 percent of registered voters for this runoff election.

Early voting and absentee turnout ballots accounted for about 8,000 votes.

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