2014 Elections RUNOFF EDITION
See where your candidates stand on the issues
The runoff for the Newton County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat is set for July 22, with five-term incumbent J.C. Henderson going up against challenger Sonya Hunte.
A runoff was scheduled after no candidate received a majority of votes in the initial May 20 election, sending the two candidates with the most votes to a final round. As there is no Republican opposition, Tuesday’s vote will decide who takes the seat.
In May, Henderson fell nine votes short and just below a majority, while Hunte received 397 votes (30.78 percent). The third candidate, Jacquelyn Smith, did not make the cut with 256 votes (19.84 percent).
Here’s a quick look at both candidates’ responses to the same questions regarding their political platform and the runoff.
It’s about parks. It’s good for the community, and with the 2050 Plan they want parks and trails. If you put God first, everything will go right.
— J.C. Henderson The message I want to resonate with voters is that I will commit to using my talents, education and experience to address the social and economic challenges faced in District 4.
— Sonya Hunte