Less then 3 percent of eligible voters in Paulding cast ballots in last week’s runoff election to select the Republican nominee for the open state senate seat. Voters will return to the polls early next year to choose their district’s next senator.
A new year will have barely started when residents of Senate District 30 get their first opportunity to head to the polls to help pick their next state senator. The district’s next senator will be either Libertarian James Camp or Republican Mike Dugan, the latter of whom won a Dec. 4 runoff to be named the GOP candidate. The special election between the two is set for Tuesday, Jan. 8, but voters will be able to cast early votes in person six days earlier. Related news: Meet Your Candidates: Senate District 30 Early voting, typically held the week before the election day, will only be offered Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 2-4, due to government offices being closed for New Year’s. Early voting for affected Paulding voters will only be …
Tuesday’s runoff election was to select the Republican nominee for the senate seat impacting Paulding, Carroll and Douglas counties. Voters will head back to the polls next month to determine the district’s next senator.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Residents in Senate District 30 now know who they’ll see on their ballots in a special election next month. After precincts in Paulding, Carroll and Douglas counties had tabulated their votes, it was Mike Dugan, a general contractor from Carrollton, who had prevailed in Tuesday’s runoff to determine the Republican nominee in the District 30 race, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Dugan had 3,606 ballots while 2,857 votes went Bill Hembree, who earlier this year resigned from his reelection bid in House District 67 to pursue the Senate seat. Dugan had 55.8 percent of the vote to Hembree’s 44.2. But the three counties represented in the race were split on the candidates. In Douglas County, Hembree took 1,526 of the 1,894 ballots…