In the sheriff’s race, Democrat Keybo Taylor was leading Republican Lou Solis. Sheriff Butch Conway, a Republican, declined to seek reelection.
Democrat Nicole Love Hendrickson appeared to beat Republican David Post in the chairman’s race for the county commission. Republican Charlotte Nash declined to run for another term.
And two other Republican Commissioners, Jace Brooks and Tommy Hunter, also decided this would be their last term. In the District 1 race, Republican Laurie McClain trailed Democrat Kirkland Carden, while the District 3 race pitted Republican Ben Archer against Democrat Jasper Watkins. Watkins had the lead.
The District Attorney, Porter, trailed Democrat Patsy Austin-Gatson. And tax commissioner Steele was losing to Tiffany Porter, a Democrat.
Democrat Tiana Garner ran unopposed to be the clerk of Superior Court.
On the school board, Boyce was losing to Democrat Karen Watkins in District 1, while Murphy led Democrat Tanisha Banks in District 3. Democrat Tarece Johnson was unopposed in District 5, but George Puicar waged a write-in campaign.
Voters looked likely to extend a special purpose tax for education.