Runoff races to be de­cided Tues.

The Covington News - - Front page - GABRIEL KHOULI gkhouli@cov­news.com

The two re­main­ing pri­mary elec­tion races in New­ton County will be de­cided in Tues­day’s runoff, as what could be a small num­ber of vot­ers de­ter­mine the fate of the Repub­li­can race for the Dis­trict 5 Board of Com­mis­sion­ers seat and the Demo­cratic race for the Dis­trict 113 state rep­re­sen­ta­tive seat.

Early vot­ing was held this past week for the runoff, and, as of 3 p.m. Fri­day, New­ton County vot­ers has cast a to­tal of 475 bal­lots in the two races, in­clud­ing 267 Demo­cratic votes in Dis­trict 113 and 208 Repub­li­can votes in Dis­trict 5.

Look­ing back at pri­mary re­sults

Republicans Ron­nie Dims­dale and Le­vie Mad­dox are vy­ing for the Dis­trict 5 com­mis­sion seat. Each of them re­ceived 740 votes in the July 31 pri­mary; a to­tal of 2,483 Repub­li­can voted in that race.

Democrats Pam Dick­er­son, the in­cum­bent, and Sharon Sawyer are run­ning for the Dis­trict 113 state seat, which will be de­cided Tues­day as no Republicans are run­ning for the seat. Dick­er­son cap­tured a to­tal of 1,959 votes in New­ton and Rock­dale coun­ties to Sawyer’s 1,512; a to­tal of 4,656 votes were cast in the pri­mary.

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