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Long Co. voters to decide four local races
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With the general election just days away, voters are aware of the McCain-Obama presidential contest, but Long County voters also will need to decide four local races.
Cathy Stapleton is challenging incumbent probate judge Marie Middleton in the lone judge race.
Current District 2 Commissioner Mike McGowan is not running for re-election in the Rye Patch/Oak Dale area. Two candidates, Wallace Shaw and Tim Works, each
hope to take McGowan’s place.
Works won the
GOP race by defeating Arthur Davis in a run-
off after neither man secured a majority of votes in the initial primary. Works garnered 43 percent of primary votes, Davis earned 40 percent and Leslie Sutton brought in 17 percent.
Wallace earned the most votes for the Democrats, garnering 51 percent in the primary. He defeated Jacob Pitts, who earned 49 percent of the votes.
Two Board of Education races will be decided Tuesday, District 2 and District 5, which is the Tibet Community.
In the Rye Patch/Oak Dale area, incumbent board Chairman Dempsey Golden faces challenger Cynthia Wells. In the Tibet area, incumbent commissioner Emma Strickland is up against Parker Dunham and Jason Allen.
Voting begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Any eligible voter in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Voters are able to vote across party lines in this election.
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