In the race for the county commission chair, to replace Charlotte Nash, Republican David Post led the group of three contenders by a healthy margin, and appeared as if he might avoid a runoff.
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, Lee Thompson Jr. and Curt Thompson were all close to each other in the race for second place.
In the District 1 commission race, Laurie McClain had a commanding lead over Jacqueline Tseng on the Republican ticket. The winner will face Democrat Kirkland Carden in November.
The District 3 commission race won’t be decided in this election. Ben Archer had the lead among the Republicans, but Both Matt Dereimer and Kim Walker were close to each other in the three-person field.
Among the Democrats, Derrick J. Wilson was leading the field of five. But Jasper Watkins III and John Henry Moye Jr. were battling for second place, with Justin Walsh and Roger Marmol not far behind.
Karen Watkins and Segun Adeyina were 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 were 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 it appeared unlikely that she would avoid a runoff. Deborah Fluker and B.T. Parker were close behind.
And incumbent superior court judge Randy Rich was trailing Tamela Adkins in early results.