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Fayette election results

The final results are in for Fayette County, save for the mail-in absentee ballots, and Fayette County will have a new sheriff, former Fayette County sheriff's captain Barry Babb.

And voters regionwide have rejected the 10-year 1 percent sales tax for road and transit improvements by a wide margin with more than 409,000 votes against compared to over 242,000 with some precincts outstanding.

There will be a runoff for the Post 3 seat on the county commission between Randy Ognio and incumbent Lee Hearn; likewise there will also be a runoff for the Post 2 commission seat between David Barlow and Sheila Huddleston.

Barry Marchman and Mary Kay Bacallao won election as well, though Bacallao will face a challenger in the general election from Democrat Terri Smith.

Incumbent State Court Judge Carla McMillian won by nearly a 2 to 1 margin and Jason Thompson won the Post 1 seat on the Fayette County Magistrate Court.

Barry Babb 13,108
Wayne Hannah 7,362

County Commission Post 1:
Robert Horgan 6,084
Charles W. Oddo 13,660

County Commission Post 2:
David Barlow 7,619
Sheila Huddleston 7,355
Jack Smith 3,898

County Commission Post 3:
Lee Hearn 7,428
Randy Ognio 8,471
Susan Stopford 3,589

BoE Post 1:
Scott Hollowell 7,875
Barry Marchman 10,641

BoE Post 2:
Mary Kay Bacallo 12,308
Gary W. Griffin 5,732

State Court Judge:
Carla McMillian 16,553
Stephen D. Ott 8,385

Magistrate Judge Post 1:
Catherine Sanderson 10,723
Jason B. Thompson 13,133

TSPLOST (Fayette vote only):
Yes 6,499
No 21,213

All 40 votes in the town of Woolsey have been counted and the referendum on package alcohol sales ended in a 20-20 tie. One of the smallest areas in Fayette County, Woolsey has 108 registered voters.



PTC Observer's picture

Mr. Horgan
Mr. Hearn after the runoff

And good bye again

Mr. Smith

NUK_1's picture

See ya, Horgan, ya big dummy. Ognio can take down Hearn in the run-off. Considering that those who voted for Jack Smith are extremely unlikely to vote for Barlow, Huddleston has a great chance at that seat as long as she can stay above the non-stop attacks on her that are going to erupt from some in the Barlow crowd who are as fanatical as he is. Good riddance to Jack Smith for a couple of years at least.

So-so Westmoreland defeats someone a lot worse who thinks Venezuela and the US are both in the North American continent, Maxwell's boy Stephen Ott gets whipped by Carla McMillan, Marchman whups toadie Hollowell, and Ballacao easily wins.

Hannah deservedly gets booted out of office after all of one term and now the only question is whether his wife will be assigned jailhouse duties come January. If Babb is as absolutely petty and vindictive as Hannah, that would probably happen, but it seems a lot of FC don't think he's that kind of leader and I don't either.

Well done, FC!

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