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SPLOST passes, Beth Camp dominates

PIke County’s turnout was at 36.35 percent with a total of 5,103 votes cast in the May 24 primary election. The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) passed by a total of 2,871 yes votes to 2,111 no votes. 

Beth Camp beat Dan Brue in Pike County by 3,874 votes to 609 votes for the District 135 House of Representatives seat. Statewide, Camp received 80 precent of votes with a total of 8,366 votes. 

“My heart is full and humbled by the overwhelming support of the voters in Lamar, Pike and Upson counties,” said Camp. “Thank you to every voter who placed their trust in me by through your vote. Representing you is a great honor!”

Brian Hubbard beat Michael Pierce for the Board of Education District 1 seat with 532 votes to 318 votes. 

In Pike, Drew Ferguson outpaced Jared Craig by 3,780 votes to 609 votes. Other big winners in Lamar were Herschel Walker for Senate, Brian Kemp for Governor, Burt Jones for Lieutenant Governor, Chris Carr for Attorney General and Brad Raffensperger for Secretary of State. 

Statewide, Herschel Walker (R) received 68.2 percent of votes and is aiming to unseat Senator Raphael Warnock (D) who received 96 percent of the vote. Brian Kemp received 73.7 percent of votes statewide and will face off against Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in November. Brad Raffensperger (R) received 52.3 percent of the vote and will face off against Bee Nguyen (D) who received 44.2 percent of votes. Burt Jones (R) received 50.1 percent of votes and will face Kwanza Hall (D) who received 30.1 percent of votes. Chris Carr (R) received 73.7 percent of votes in Georgia and will run against Jen Jordan (D) who received 77.6 percent of votes. 

Pike County citizens cast 1,890 votes during in-person Advance Voting, which is a voter turnout of 13%. 

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