In the race for the county commission chair, to replace Charlotte Nash, Republican David Post won the contest by a healthy margin. Among the Democrats, Nicole Love Hendrickson had a strong lead among the group of five candidates, but was just shy of 50% of the vote. Desmond Nembhard is leading in the race for second place.
In the District 1 commission race, Laurie McClain has a commanding lead over Jacqueline Tseng on the Republican ticket. She will face Democrat Kirkland Carden in November.
The District 3 commission race won’t be decided in this election. Ben Archer has the lead among the Republicans, but is shy of 50% of the vote. He’ll likely face Matt Dereimer in a runoff.
Among the Democrats, Derrick J. Wilson leads the field of five. But Jasper Watkins III and John Henry Moye Jr. are battling for second place; Moye with a slight edge in vote totals.
Karen Watkins and Segun Adeyina are neck-and-neck in the race for the District 1 Board of Education seat. The winner of that Democratic primary will take on Republican Carole Boyce, the incumbent.
Tiffany Porter and Regina Carden are the top two vote-getters in the Democratic primary for the tax commissioner’s race. They will go to a runoff to take in the incumbent, Republican Richard Steele.
Kathy Schrader, the incumbent superior court judge, was leading a five-person race to keep her seat, but will face Deborah Fluker in a runoff. Incumbent Superior Court Judge Randy Rich lost to Tamela Adkins.