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SPLOST passes, Kemp, Hice win in Putnam

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SPLOST passes, Kemp, Hice win in Putnam

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Putnam County selected Republican candidate Brian Kemp for Governor of Georgia on Nov. 6, beating out Democrat Stacey Abrams and Libertarian Ted Metz with 71.95 percent of the local vote. 

Geoff Duncan (R) was elected Lieutenant Governor with 72.87 percent.

Putnam County voters elected to re-impose the 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax with 58.41 percent, and yes for the county to exercise all redevelopment powers with 51.37 percent of the vote.

Voters agreed to amend the Constitution to provide rights for victims of crime in the judicial process (Marsy’s Law) by 78.9 percent and to authorize fair allocation of sales tax proceeds to county and city school districts by 62.12 percent.

Commissioner Trevor Addison (R) retained the District 4 seat with 100 percent of the vote. 

Billy Webster (R) received 100 percent of the vote for the Putnam County Commission Chairman seat and Billy Sharp (R) took the District 3 seat with 100 percent of the vote. 

Incumbent Doris Clemons (D) received 100 percent of the vote to retain the Putnam County Board of Education District 1 seat and Incumbent Simone Jones (D) retained the District 2 Board of Education seat with 100 percent of the vote.

Russell Thomas (R-Inc.) retained the Putnam County’s Solicitor General seat with 100 percent of the vote and Incumbent Ricky Williams (R) retained the seat for State Representative from the 145th District with 100 percent of the vote.

Trey Rhodes (R) retained the seat for State Representative from the 120th District with 73.56 percent of the vote over Charles Hogg.

Incumbent Burt Jones retained the State Senator from the 25th District seat with 100 percent of the vote and Jody Hice retained the U.S. Representative from the 10th Congressional District seat with 73.17 percent of the vote over Tabitha Johnson-Green (D).

Heck Davis retained his seat for Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor with 100 percent of the vote.

According to the Georgia Secretary of State's website, 9,328 votes were received in Putnam County. That amounts to a 68.7 percent voter turnout.