Final results from last Tuesday’s Long County General Primary show that a runoff will be required in the District 3 commissioner’s race, according to board of election’s administrative assistant Lindsey Edge.
Challenger Willie Thompson received the most votes in the race with 83, while incumbent Andy Fuller took in 54 votes, and challenger Walt Pelton garnered 29 votes. None of the candidates received 51 percent of the 166 total votes cast in the district, so a runoff is required. Thompson was one vote short, bringing in exactly 50 percent; Fuller had 33 percent of the votes, and Pelton garnered 17 percent. According to Edge, the runoff election is slated for April 9.
The official results show no changes in the winners from the unofficial results released last week. The Long County Commission now will be represented in District 1 by Gerald Blocker, in District 2 by Robert Long, in District 3 by Thompson of Fuller, in District 4 by Kent Hall and in District 5 by Dwight Gordon.
The Long County Board of Education will be represented in District 1 by Marcus Deloach, in District 2 by Dr. Carolyn Williamson, in District 3 by Florence Baggs, in District 4 by Janet Watford and in District 5 by Julie Norman Dawson.
Information on when the new board members will assume their seats has not been released.