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Lucas and Paris Campaigns Reach Out To Voters Over Weekend

Former State Representative David Lucas and Georgia State Senator Miriam Paris reached out to voters on Saturday and Sunday to get people out to the polls in the run-off election on Tuesday, August 21st.

At Lucas headquarters, volunteers made phone calls to constituents throughout District 26 asking them to vote for David Lucas in the run-off election. 

"The main thing is that one on one contact with voters to let people know that David is sincere in his run for election to the state senate to remind people of the things that he's already done and has continued to do out of office," said Elaine Lucas, Macon City Councilwoman, and wife of David Lucas.

Elaine Lucas said that her husband has been out in the field campaigning throughout District 26. Volunteers also organized fliers that were handed out at churches and businesses.

Houston Elects New School Board Member

The Houston County School Board got a new member Tuesday.

Dave McMahan will fill Toby Hill's District 7 seat, because Hill did not seek re-election.    

Griff Clements, Dave McMahan and Andy Rodriguez were all vying for the open chair, but only one walked away with the seat.

13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet caught up with friends and supporters of Dave McMahan at Rusty's in downtown Perry.  The restaurant served as McMahan's campaign headquarters. Even Mayor Jimmy Faircloth showed his support.

Across the street, the Board of Election employees tallied the votes. Soon the votes were in for all twenty-three precincts.

McMahan received 6,884 votes and won the race with 50.53%.

ELECTION RESULTS | T-SPLOST Results by Region

ELECTION RESULTS | T-SPLOST Results by Region

Check back here for periodic updates on the election results as we receive them.

12:37 a.m.

  • Middle Georgia T-SPLOST: (Includes Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Crawford, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Baldwin, Putnam counties):  

No has 56 percent of the vote with 73 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Central Savannah T-SPLOST: (Includes Hancock and Washington Counties):

Yes has 54 percent of the vote with 69 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Heart of Georgia T-SPLOST: (includes Laurens, Johnson, Treutlen, Wheeler, Telfair, Dodge, Bleckley and Wilcox counties):

Yes has 52 percent of the vote with 76 percent of precincts reporting.

  • River Valley T-SPLOST: (includes Taylor, Macon and Dooly counties):

Yes leads with 54 percent, 81 percent of precincts reporting.

ELECTION RESULTS | Houston County, Warner Robins

ELECTION RESULTS | Houston County, Warner Robins

Check back here for periodic updates on the election results as we receive them.

10:49 p.m.

  • Houston Circuit Judge: George Nunn has 75 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Clear Winner: BOE Post 7: Dave McMahan has 51 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Liquor by the Drink Sunday Sales: Yes leads with 58 percent, 99 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Houston Package Sales Sunday Alcohol: Yes leads with 57 percent, 99 percent of precincts reporting.

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

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Bumpy Campaign Trail for District 18 Seat

Senator Cecil Staton and his opponent Spencer Price say it's been a bumpy ride along the campaign trail for the District 18 seat.

Both agree on many of the issues facing central Georgia including healthcare, jobs, and the future of Robins Air Force Base, but they don't see eye to eye when it comes to campaign tactics.

Staton ran unopposed in 2006, 2008, and 2010.

Price says after several years in the military and working as an emergency room doctor that he wanted to continue serving but now on a political platform.

He also says he did not agree with the incumbent's behavior in office and that he's disturbed by reports that Staton allegedly sent out attack emails under a false name. He also expressed concern that Staton's company oews more that $50,000 to Georgia Southern University. Price believes Staton has continued that kind of behavior into the race.

Gov. Deal Backs Staton Against Primary Challenger

Gov. Nathan Deal will visit Macon Tuesday to support Sen. Cecil Staton, who faces a Republican primary challenger.

Staton's campaign says the two are expected to appear together starting at noon at Mercer University's University Center.

The governor's spokesman, Brian Robinson, confirmed that.

Staton, a Macon Republican, faces a challenge in the July 31 party primary from Spencer Price, a Thomaston doctor.

Robinson said Deal is appearing here because Staton is a good senator who's helped pass the governor's agenda.

He said it's not unusual for the governor to take sides on behalf of a Republican incumbent facing a primary challenge: "Not when he's done a good job and been a team player."

Robinson said, "We're happy to show our support for Senator Staton and wish him the best in the primary."

But Staton's current term has been controversial.