2014 primary election results

2014 primary election results

Steve Brown held off two opponents to win re-election to the Fayette County Commission, as all nine precincts have reported and he had a 321 vote spread with 52.6 percent of the District 3 vote over fellow former mayors Harold Logsdon and Don Haddix.

There will be a runoff for the Post 4 Republican primary as none of the four candidates won a majority of the votes. Diane Basham led with 948 votes at 38.79 percent followed by John Kimbell in second with 882 votes (36.09 percent). They will meet in the July runoff as Jane Owens finished with 360 votes and Mindy Fredrikson got 254 votes.

A runoff is also in order for the District 16 state senate seat as Marty Harbin of Tyrone will face Fayetteville resident David Studdard as they were the top to finishers. Harbin got 4,227 votes (26.33 percent) district wide to Studdard's 3,463 (21.57 percent).

Some 15,932 of the county's 70373 voters (22.64 percent) cast ballots in the election.

Post 3 county commission race:
• Steve Brown (i): 1,319
• Don Haddix: 189
• Harold Logsdon: 998

Post 4 board of education race:
• Diane Basham: 948
• Mindy Fredrikson: 254
• John Kimbell: 882
• Jane Owens: 360

District 16, Ga. State Senate (Fayette Co. results only):
• Bob Barnard: 891
• James W. Clifton: 764
• Marty Harbin: 2,757
• W.G. "Bill" Johnston: 374
• Erik A. Manning: 1,380
• David J. Studdard: 2,177
• Gil B. Williams: 188

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My Son, a 2010 McIntosh Graduate endorses Basham..

If any one cares...he said she was first class all the way.

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Steve Brown is the right person

to be on this BOC. Congratulations and let's hope that the PTC mayor and council can now work with Steve Brown and the other commissioners and vice versa.

We have a little over 30 months before the Obama regime will become a nightmare of the past for this country and I applaud all who have held office in this truly difficult time in our history. We have the right to criticize and question and show our angst over every tough decision that is made, but we all (me included) have never walked in the shoes of these public office holders and they deserve a pat on the back for taking our guff and still showing up to work for us every day.

That is not to say that tomorrow we will not do the same and speak out, but for this county, today, congratulations and a pat on the back to our elected.

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Exactly right MLC

Warts and all, he was the best choice. There is no question he works harder his challenger and others on commission. The county would have had a complete lack of leadership had he not been successful.

I think it will be close in November with Colson and McCarty. But that seat won't be important. I think Pota can bring a new perspective. It will be interesting to see who BR endorses. He was quiet this election (thank goodness).

Two years will be the turning point for commission.

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SB was the best of the bunch

There was no perfect candidate in the race but Steve was the best, not perfect but he is sincere and really seems to care. Haddix was a bad mayor and Logsdon had some baggage from his term.

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good luck SB

Well since Steve Brown won all I can say is that our prayers are with you and I hope you lead this district with pride and dignity.

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Congradulations Steve Brown!

I'm so happy. Good day for Fayette County.

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Steve Brown

Fayette County can be proud to have elected Brown and Harbin. We have some wonderful people in this county who want to preserve the values we hold so dear and these two men will do just that.

Mary Kay you ran a good race and we are very proud of you.

When we go to the polls in November please get out and vote. Every vote counts and we need yours.

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Yahoo for Marty Harbin

We have the best man in the race for St Senate. It has been too long since I have cast a vote for someone that I felt was the best person for the job rather than the least of the bad choices. It feels so good. Now on to get him elected! HARBIN for State Senate!

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The haters just keep hating

I got back from a wonderful Baccalaureate service at Flat Creek Church and dinner out for sister's grandson and get home to look up to see who won the election.

Steve Brown won and the rude remarks keep coming by some of the bloggers. You'd think for one night the the mean internet trolls would give it a break.

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If not him, his "yes" men

While not a bad guy on a personal level and he means well, Steve Brown has no business running anything. If not his idea, he is closed minded and heavy handed. Hopefully in the next election we can counter balance his re-election by voting out his lackeys and replace them with Board Members with their own opinions.

Otherwise, we have to hope all of Steve Brown's ideas are good ideas. If he has a bad idea he will not back down and the county will suffer.

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Lurking Around

It is sad that you have so much hatred. Hatred will eat away at one's very soul.

Steve Brown and our other commissioners love Fayette County. They truly want to protect this beautiful place we all call home.

By the way, Lurking, there ain't a "lackey" among them.

Let's get past all the bad feelings and pray for the child who was hit in the head by a line drive at Turner Field tonight. The last I heard, he was conscious, talking and on his way to a hospital.

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What have they done Ginga?

SB was the best choice for the county. You know why? The other 4 ain't leaders and haven't done much. The opponent, if he won, would have left commission rudderless.

Besides being nice to you, what has any of the 4 done to warrant re-election?

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Husband, What have they done?

To be perfectly honest with you, Husband, I'm just plain tired so I'm not going to give you a complete run down of what our other four commissioners have accomplished.

I think we need to keep in mind that we are talking about a board. They work as a team. However, having said that, they don't always vote unanimously.

The first thing that comes to mind with Commissioner Allan McCarty is the online live stream broadcast of the commission meetings. Mr. McCarty has been in the television business his entire adult life. After serving on the previous board for two years, he was determined to do something for the citizens of Fayette County. He saw that the county had never utilized their ability to broadcast the commission meetings. With a whole lot of hands on work on his part, Commissioner McCarty made it possible for shut ins and folks with conflicting work schedules to view what goes on at the commission meetings.

Commissioner Ognio has been very outspoken about former commissions' practice of awarding county contracts to the same companies all the time. So, Randy Ognio has been instrumental in seeing to it that county contracts are awarded to the most qualified companies instead of awarding a contract to the same companies all the time just because that was easier than evaluating new companies. Prior to our current commission, county contracts were not based on lowest bid or best qualified applicants.

Commissioner Barlow has seen to it that our commission meetings continue to open with an invocation. In an effort to promote the good will of all Fayette citizens, Commissioner Barlow has made sure that all faiths have been able to participate in the commission meetings by inviting a different faith group to conduct the invocation at each commission meeting. In previous commission meetings, the same commissioner conducted prayer, nd that was it.

Commissioner Oddo is the most soft spoken of all our commissioners. However, still waters run deep. Commissioner Oddo is very concerned with solving county problems of the past. He is very good at evaluating past problems and devising a workable solution.

Needless to say, running a county is more than any one individual can do on their own. I know for a fact that our five commissioners work together to keep our ship afloat. They don't always agree on the methods but they are all professionals and work with one another because they all truly care about Fayette County.

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Looks like SB without a runoff

Unless I failed math.

Congrats...

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Yep, SB takes it home

Can't say much besides congrats to Brown who obviously has enough people believing in him. Logsdon not the best candidate, but Haddix got more votes than I would have ever believed. Strange times.

Run-offs in the other two FC races.

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Bullard Realty emerges as the solution. To what?

Lookee here:

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty
LAUNCH YOUR
REAL ESTATE CAREER NOW
Real Estate pre-licensing school beginning June 2nd, Monday and Thursday evenings.
201 Prime Point, Peachtree City
Call Jim Fulton 770-692-8801
for information and application.

Learn how to extort money from a car wash business. I thought we did not have organized crime in the South. Thanks Walter.

Have no idea why Jim Fulton is mixed up with those people, but he should not be. He is a classy person.

Harry Norman or even Prudential would be a better choice. Or Vanessa the mayor at Keller Williams.

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I know Steve Bullard personally..

He is a good fellow. I knew his Dad too....no need to run down Bullard Realty on here.

FYI Jim has been with them since they bought his office out here in Peachtree City.

Robert W. Morgan
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Me too, both good guys

Those running the company now, not so good. Be careful if you wade into that funny farm. My son in law was caught in their web and it cost him big time. Just found out about it today and tomorrow is visit the lawyer day and start a war. I do like and respect Steve as a person, but he has lost touch with the day to day. Sad.

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Not the time nor the place

For your comments, IMHO.