Former House Minority Leader and candidate for Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams makes Georgia and national political history as the first woman and African American to be the nominee of a major political party with her victory in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.
In the local election for School Board President, Joe Buck and Betty Morgan will face each other in a run-off election for Savannah Chatham. The runoff election will be held July 24. 2018. A run-off is required due to Buck nor Morgan not receiving 50 percent plus one of the vote.
In District 5, Incumbent Irene Hines held off a challenge by Theresa Watson. Hines received 61.64 percent, or 1,795 votes to 38.36 percent, or 1,117 votes for Watson. Hines has served on the school board since 2006.
For District 6, voters chose David Bringman to serve. Bringman received 52.08 percent of the vote, or 1,916 votes. Alfreda Goldwire received 47.92 percent, or 1,763 votes.
Incumbent board member for District 8, Ruby Jones, lost her bid for another term against challenger Tonia Howard-Hall. Howard Hall received 65.74 percent, or 1,848 votes to 34.26 percent, or 963 votes for Jones.