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Lucas Completes Political Comeback

Veteran state lawmaker David Lucas successfully completes his quest to regain a seat in the Georgia General Assembly.

Lucas, a Macon Democrat, defeated Republican Bobby Gale of Irwinton in Tuesdays general election to capture the District 26 state Senate seat. Lucas polled 42,627 votes to 19,792 for Gale.
That's 68 percent to 32 percent.

District 26 includes parts or all of Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Washington, Jones, Hancock and Houston counties.

Lucas won the Democratic nomination by defeating incumbent Miriam Paris and Irving Martinez in the July primary election. Gale was unopposed in the Republican primary.

With Tuesday's victory, Lucas returns to the General Assembly, where he served in the House of Representatives for 34 years.

He resigned his House seat in June 2011 to seek the District 26 seat which became vacant when the late Sen. Robert Brown resigned the position to run for Macon mayor.

Jones Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Jones Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Sixty-four percent of Jones County votes went to Mitt Romney in the presidential race.

Thirty-five percent of the Jones County vote went to Barack Obama.

That was 7,740 votes for Romney and 4,272 votes for Obama. 

One percent, 87 votes, of Jones Countian voters selected the third party candidate Gary Johnson on their ballots.

Nationwide, Mitt Romney had 2,054,373 votes, but 206 electoral votes. Obama won the reelection wtih 303 electoral votes.

See full election results on 13WMAZ.com

Jones County Election Results

Jones County Election Results

Jones County Election Results:

Chairman Board of Commissioners: Incumbent J. Preston Hawkins has 56 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Commission District 4: Daylon Martin has 53 percent of the vote, with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.

Early Voting Now Under Way

Early Voting Now Under Way

Hundreds of people lined up at the Bibb County Board of Elections office Monday for the first day of early voting.

Although we won't have official numbers until late, Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr says it's typical to see a high turnout for an election like this.

The line of voters extended outside the Bibb County Board Elections office, and inside the sight was similar.

"It was a hurry up and wait," says voter David Smith. "They wait outside a long time and then you finally get in, you thought you were going to be able to vote. It kind of like being at Six Flags or Disney World."

Signs hung nearby promoting local candidates, but most voters say the presidential race is what brought them to the polls.

They say they waited for an hour, up to an hour and a half, some for their first chance to vote.

Forum Features Senate Candidates

Forum Features Senate Candidates

The public will be able to hear candidates field questions before the general election Nov. 6.

A candidate's forum takes place at the W.E. Knox Civic Center in Gray on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m., according to Kathyjo Gordon with the Jones County Chamber of Commerce. That's at 161 West Clinton Street.

The audience will be able to ask question in written form, which will then be reviewed and given to the moderator.

The following candidates have been invited:

Candidate Forum Features Senate, Jones Co. Commissioner Candidates

Candidate Forum Features Senate, Jones Co. Commissioner Candidates

The public will be able to hear candidates field questions before the general election Nov. 6.

A candidate's forum takes place at the W.E. Knox Civic Center in Gray on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m., according to Kathyjo Gordon with the Jones County Chamber of Commerce. That's at 161 West Clinton Street.

The audience will be able to ask question in written form, which will then be reviewed and given to the moderator.

The following candidates have been invited:

Runoff Results | Senate District 26

Runoff Results | Senate District 26

Senate District 26 
Democrats 
5 of 7 Counties Reporting
David Lucas 51% 8472