Tuesday, May 20, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) - Hardie Davis wins the Augusta mayor seat while other local races go into a runoff.
More than 29,000 people cast their ballots in the May 2014 elections. The voter turnout topped 29 percent, according to the city.
Hardie Davis won the Augusta Mayor's race wins with 75 percent of the votes. Davis was a former Georgia Senator.
Richmond County's $194.3 million SPLOST failed last night by one percent.
McDuffie County voters passed their SPLOST.
New faces for Augusta Commission includes Grady Smith for District 10, Sammie Sias for District 4 and Dennis Williams for District 2. Bob Finnegan (30 percent) will face Ben Hasan (32 percent) in a runoff for the District 6 seat.
Ron Cross keeps the Columbia County Chairman seat with 61 percent of the vote.
Regional and State
Rick Allen will face incumbent John Barrow for the 12th Congressional Representative seat. Mike Collins (R) and Jody Hice (R) matched up with 33 percent of the vote. After a runoff, one of them will face Kenneth Dious in the 10th Congressional Representative race.
The winner of the republican U.S. Senate runoff, Jack Kingston (R) or David Perdue (R), will face Michelle Nunn (D).