Stover, Crymes to face off in runoff election
The results of the special election to fill the District 71 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives that includes a large part of east Coweta County and a portion of Peachtree City’s west side are in. Republican candidates David Stover and Thomas Crymes garnered the largest percentage of votes in the six-person race and will face off in the March 5 runoff election.
Coweta business owner David Stover, 41, got 42.68 percent of the vote while 45-year-old Sharpsburg general contractor Thomas Crymes took second place with 19.95 percent. Those percentages translate into 1,166 votes for Stover and 545 votes for Crymes.
The remainder of the vote went to the other four candidates, with Republicans Darryl Marmon, Michael Farbo and Richard Weisser receiving 16.8 percent, 2.56 percent and 1.28 percent respectively. Democrat Cynthia Bennett received 16.73 percent of the vote.
Of the total 2,732 votes cast, 2,670 votes were from Coweta County and 62 were cast in Peachtree City.
The runoff election between Stover and Crymes will be held March 5.
In Coweta County, advanced voting will be held on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Feb. 25 - March 1 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the county elections office located at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan.
In Peachtree City, there will be some advanced voting but those dates have yet to be determined.