as Sheriff of Gordon County. To everyone who contributed their time, funds or other resources, to everyone who helped at the polls, and most importantly those who voted for me, thank you! Our community is a special, great place to live. Tonight we showed that the people who live here want a sheriff and a sheriff’s office that does the right thing. Always. Together we will continue to make Gordon County a safe place to live, work and raise our families. God bless you all.”
In the race for Gordon County Commissioner District 1 ( Plainville), local civic leader Bud Owens took 61.04 percent of the vote, defeating Sonoraville High School teacher Michael Farley.
For Gordon County Commissioner District 3 ( Calhoun), incumbent Norris Sexton won 55.97 percent of the vote over challenger
Wes Roland. “Praise the Lord and thank you to the citizens of Gordon County for a second term,” said Sexton.
For Gordon County Commissioner District 5 ( Fairmount), incumbent Kevin Cunningham received 63.03 percent of the vote over Kathy Ryan.
Clerk of Superior Court incumbent Grant Walraven was unopposed and will serve for four more years.
For Chief Magistrate, incumbent Ricky L. Silvers received 44.81 percent of the vote; Pat Rasbury received 34.14 percent and Larry Bain received 21.05 percent. Silvers and Rasbury will face each other in the runoff on July 26.
For the Office of Gordon County Coroner, incumbent James Carver received 64.67 percent of the votes beating Thomas Funeral Home funeral director Justin Thomas.
Judge of Probate Court John R. “Richie” Parker ran unopposed and will serve Gordon County for four more years.
Scott Clements, the current Gordon County Tax Commissioner, ran unopposed and will serve four more years.
In the race for Gordon County Board of Education Post 2, incumbent Jason Hendrix ran unopposed and will serve four more years.
For Gordon County Board of Education Post 4, incumbent Bobby Hall received 62.09 percent of the vote, beating Jeff Knight.
For Gordon County Board of Education Post 6, incumbent Chris Johnson received 63.74 percent of the vote over Mark Johnson.
State Senator Chuck Hufstetler ( Rep.), of District 52, faced no opposition.
State Senator Charlie Bethel ( Rep.), who covers District 54 including parts of Gordon County, received 76.13 percent of the vote in Gordon County over Conda Lowery-Goodson ( Rep.).
District 5 State Representative John Meadows ( Rep.) ran unopposed.
S t a t e Representative District 11 incumbent Rick Jasperse ( Rep.) faced no opposition during the General Primary, but will face Democrat Brandon D. Crisp in November.
Judge of Superior Court Suzanne Smith and District Attorney Rosemary M. Greene both ran unopposed.
For the United States Senator office, incumbent Republican Johnny Isakson had opposition in Derrick Grayson and Mary Kay Bacallao, both Republicans. Isakson won 76.25 percent of the vote in Gordon County. Democrat Jim Barksdale took the vote for the Democrats in Gordon County.
In the United States Representative District 14 race between, incumbent Tom Graves (Rep.) won 71.87 percent of the vote in Gordon County, over Allan Levene (Rep.) of Rome, and Mickey Tuck (Rep.) of Silver Creek.
Commissioner Norris Sextor was all smiles after winning re-election over Wes Roland on Tuesday.
Sheriff Mitch Ralston is surrounded by his family, wife, Nikki; son, Matthew; and daughter, Tori after his re-election Tuesday.