Chatham Decides On TSPLOST & Heads Back To The Polls On December 6th

November 8, 2022 Midterm Election Results Included
 
 

Chatham County voters will be heading back to the polls for the December 6th Runoff Election to choose the U.S. Senator for Georgia in a decision between Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R). The runoff elections are due to Georgia’s election law that states that if the leading candidate does not break the 50% threshold, the top-two candidates compete in a runoff.

The incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp went into Tuesday as the favorite to defeat Democrat Stacey Abrams after consistently leading in the polls. Governor Kemp put the national economy at the center of his bid for reelection. He spoke about the strength of the state’s economy coming out of the pandemic in most of his campaign advertisements. He also pledged to support another round of tax refunds and a one-time property tax grant to provide temporary relief from rising housing costs.

Chatham County residents also said NO to a dedicated 1% Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that would’ve raised $420 million over 5 years for public transportation, roads, bridges, bike lanes and walkways.

The full results of the November 8th, 2022 Midterm Election in Chatham County are as follows (As of press time, The Board of Elections has not certified the results of the Midterm Election. These are the Unofficial Results as of Saturday, November 12th from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website – Totals may not include all Absentee or Provisional Ballots. For the most recent result totals, please visit bit. ly/3EvQ9wn. Incumbent* = (I)*): United States Senator: Raphael Warnock (D)(I)* – 49.41%, Herschel Walker (R) – 48.52%, Chase Oliver (L) – 2.07% Governor: Stacey Abrams (D) – 45.85%, Brian Kemp (R)(I)* – 53.44%, Shane Hazel (L) – 0.71%

Lieutenant Governor: Charlie Bailey (D) – 46.40%, Bert Jones (R) – 51.42%, Ryan Graham (L) – 2.18%

Secretary of State: Bee Nguyen (D) – 43.96%, Brad Raffensperger (R)(I)* – 53.26%, Ted Metz (L) – 2.78%

Attorney General: Jennifer “Jen” Jordan (D) – 46.58%, Chris Carr (R)(I)* – 51.89%, Martin Cowen (L) – 1.53%

Commissioner of Agriculture: Nakita Hemingway (D) – 44.81%, Tyler Harper (R) – 53.00%, David Raudabaugh (L) – 2.19%

Commissioner of Insurance: Janice Laws Robinson (D) – 45.87%, John King (R) (I)* – 54.13%

Commissioner of Labor: William “Will” Boddie, Jr. (D) – 45.30%, Bruce Thompson (R) – 52.11%, Emily Anderson (L) – 2.59%

State School Superintendent: Alisha Thomas Searcy (D) – 45.78%, Richard Woods (R)(I)* – 54.22%

United States Representative – District 1: Wade Herring (D) – 40.83%, Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R)(I)* –

59.17%

Georgia State Senator – District 1: James “Jay” Jones (D) – 38.62%, Ben Watson (R)(I)* – 61.38%

Georgia State Senator – District 2: Derek Mallow (D) – 71.94%, Clinton Young (R) – 28.06%

Georgia State Senator – District 4 (New): Billy Hickman (R)(I)* – 100%

State Representative – District 161: Margo Barbee (D) – 39.18%, Bill Hutchins (R)(I)* – 60.82%

State Representative – District 162: Carl Wayne Gilliard (D)(I)* – 100%

State Representative – District 163: Anne Allen Westbrook (D) – 100%

State Representative – District 164: Marcus Thomas (D) – 41.19%, Ron Stephens (R)(I)* – 58.81%

State Representative – District 165: Edna Jackson (D) (I)* – 100%

State Representative – District 166: Jesse Petrea (R) (I)* – 100%

Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Statewide Referendums, TSPLOST, and SPLOST

Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 (Provides for suspension of compensation of certain State officers and members of the General Assembly): Yes – 88.48%, No – 11.52%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2 (Provides for temporary local tax relief after disasters): Yes – 91.85%, No – 8.15%

Statewide Referendum – Question A (Provides for ad valorem tax exemption for certain timber production, reforestation, and harvesting equipment): Yes – 59.01%, No – 40.99%

Statewide Referendum – Question B (Expands ad valorem tax exemption for family-owned farms and adds qualified products to the exemption): Yes – 76.47%, No – 23.53%

TSPLOST: Yes – 49.32%, No – 50.68%

SPLOST III (Referendum): Yes – 74.23%, No – 25.77%

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