Georgia election results: Earl Gray wins mayoral race in Fort Oglethorpe; runoff in Ringgold

Georgia election results: Earl Gray wins mayoral race in Fort Oglethorpe; runoff in Ringgold

November 3rd, 2015 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Fort Oglethorpe poll manager Louise Culbreth, right, prepares to closeout the day of voting as Eddie Caheely, seated left, prepares to vote in Tuesday's election.

Fort Oglethorpe poll manager Louise Culbreth, right, prepares...

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

Earl Gray is the new mayor of Fort Oglethorpe.

The former councilman defeated incumbent Lynn Long in the mayoral race this evening, 584 votes to 176. Judd Burkhart, a former mayor of the city who decided to run again this year, received 44 votes.

Gray resigned from his council seat this summer to run against Long, saying the mayor has caused too much discontent within city government.

In addition, Rhonda James edged Clay Kissner for the Ward 1 city council seat, 407-330.

Jim Childs also defeated Tracy Bass for the Ward 2 council seat, 448-204. Harold Silcox gained 129 votes in that race.

In Lyerly, Ga., a referendum to allow alcohol sales passed, 29-25. A referendum to keep fluoride in the water passed, 30-24.

In Summerville, Ga., Earl Parris defeated City Council seat 3 incumbent Dale Housch, 183-117. City Council seat 5 incumbent Zachary Martin defeated Charles Bennett, 219-85.

In Ringgold, Ga., there will be a runoff for the first new mayor in the last 49 years. Tony Hullender got 38 percent of the vote and Nick Millwood got 37 percent. Terry Crawford, Sara Clark and Larry Black win Ringgold City Council seats.

In Rossville, Ga., Brad Buff edged Larry Rose for the second council seat by three votes, 92-89. Michael Hicks secured the other seat. Hicks got 115 votes. Buff, Hicks and Rose were all running for two available seats.

In Dalton, Ga., incumbent Denise Andrea Wood defeated Greg Dent, 461-348, for the Alderman Ward 1 seat. Tyree "Ty" Goodlett defeated incumbent George Sadosuk, 457-384, for the Alderman Ward 3 seat.

In Walker County, Ga., voters approved renewing a 1-percent sales tax that will go toward the school system. The vote total was 972 yes, 354 no.

Georgia election results

FORT OGLETHORPE

Mayor
› Earl Gray
- 584
Lynn Long (i) - 176
Judd Burkhart - 44

Ward 1 Council Seat
› Rhonda James
- 407
Clay Kissner - 330
Steve Lanier - 44

Ward 2 Council Seat
› Jim Childs
- 448
Tracy Bass - 204
Harold Silcox - 129

Ward 4 Council Seat
› Derek Rogers (i,u)

RINGGOLD

Mayor [Runoff]
› Tony Hullender
- 147
› Nick Millwood - 144
Jerry Payne - 92

City Council
› Terry Crawford
(i) - 207
› Sara S. Clark - 194
› Larry C. Black - 167
Earl Henderson (i) - 116
Ray Reavely - 107
Mark Higgs - 106
Kelly Bomar - 95
* Top two vote-getters take seats.

WALKER COUNTY

Referendum SPLOST
› Yes
- 972
No - 354

CHICKAMAUGA

Mayor
› Ray Crowder
(i,u)

Council
› Daymon Garrett
(i) - 233
Lee Miller - 229
James Dale Powell - 101
* Top two vote-getters take seats.

School Board
› David Askew
(i) - 268
Grant Parrish (i) - 234
James W. Powell - 83
* Top two vote-getters take seats.

CHATTOOGA

Referendum SPLOST

Yes - NA
No - NA

LAFAYETTE

Ward 3 Council Seat
› Judy Meeks
(i,u)

Ward 4 Council Seat
› Chris Davis
(i,u)

At-large Council Seat
› Wayne Swanson
(i,u)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

Council
› Jim Sabourin
(i,u)

Council
› Taylor Watson
(i,u)

ROSSVILLE

Mayor
› Teddy Harris
(i,u)

Council
› Michael Hicks
- 115
› Brad Buff - 92
William Rose - 89
* Top two vote-getters take seats.

TRENTON

Mayor
› Alex Case
- 238
Anthony Emmanuel (i) - 183

Street Commissioner
› Monda Wooten
- 264
James Emmett - 176

Fire and Utilities Commissioner
› Jerry Henegar
(u)

LYERLY

Referendum to keep fluoride in public drinking water
› Yes
- 30
No - 24

Referendum to allow alcohol sales on Sunday
› Yes
- 29
No - 25

Council
› Gwen Fisher
(i,u)
* Lyerly's council is supposed to consist of four members plus a mayor. Currently, there are three council members. It will remain that way.

MENLO

Mayor
› Theresa Canada
(i,u)

Council Seat 1
› Chuck Powell
(i,u)

Council Seat 2
› Virginia Welch
(i,u)

SUMMERVILLE

Council Seat 3
› Earl H. Parris
- 183
Aubrey D. Housch (i) - 117

Council Seat 4
› Sammy Joe Money Jr.
(i,u)

Council Seat 5
› Zachary Martin
(i) - 219
Charles Bennett - 85

DALTON

Mayor
› Dennis Mock
(i,u)

Alderman Ward 1
› Denise Andrea Wood
(i) - 461
Greg Dent - 348

Alderman Ward 3
› Tyree "Ty" Goodlett
- 457
George E. Sadosuk (i) - 384

Board of Education
› Pablo Perez
(u)

Board of Education
› Richard F. Fromm
(i,u)

Board of Education
› John "Tulley" Johnson
(i,u)

TRION
Council Seat 4

› Linda Ingle - 75
Thomas Benn (i) - 57
James Russell - 20

Council Seat 5
› Donald Harris - 75
Johnny Simmons - 42
Garrick Evans - 31

School Board 4
› Kari Maddux (i,u)

School Board 5
› Joe Middleton (i,u)

› = Winner; i = incumbent; u = unopposed


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