Cobb County Commissioner Annette Kestling forced into a run-off with Woody Thompson. Kestling garnered only 24% of the vote with Thompson besting her with 46.5%. Thompson will take on Republican Barbara Hickey in the general election in November. You may recall Thompson had previously held that same seat for two terms as a Republican before being defeated by Kestling. Conventional wisdom tells you Thompson wins the general.
Cobb County Commissioner Joe Thompson forced into a run-off with Bob Ott. Thompson garnered 40.08% of the vote with Ott besting him by a slim margin of 44%. Likely a toss-up, but incumbents usually lose when forced into run-offs.
Pauling County Commission has a new chair – David Austin.
Gwinnett County Commission Chair Charles Bannister forced into a run-off with former Commissioner Lorraine Green in an ugly, bitter campaign. Bannister got 49.4% of the vote to Green’s 40.4%. Who knows?
DeKalb County Commissioner Burrell Ellis gathered 47% of the vote for DeKalb CEO, but not enough to avoid a run-off with former State Representative Stan Watson who came in a distant second with 24%. Predict Ellis walks away with it.
and just about every incumbent in Clayton County was forced into run-offs.
Any others you know about?