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Runoff for Macon-Bibb Mayor

Ellis Squeaks into Race as Last Votes Are Counted

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Updated: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:13:06 EST

The votes have been totaled from Tuesday's election in Macon and Bibb County. The Mayor's position and 9 Commission seats for the soon-to-be consolidated Macon and Bibb County.

When the Bibb County Board of Elections announced all precincts were counted, current Macon Mayor Robert Reichert had earned enough of the votes to secure the win outright. But late Tuesday evening, word surfaced that approximately 8,000 votes remained uncounted and were attributed to the early voting and absentee ballots. WGXA was able to confirm the outstanding votes with State Representative Allen Peake. Those votes were added to the totals just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, propelling former Macon Mayor C. Jack Ellis into a runoff with Reichert. That election will take place October 15th.

Nine other district races for Commission positions were held Tuesday.

In District 1, Gary Bechtel easily defeated Harold Young by earning 82% of the vote.

In District 2, there will be a runoff between Larry Schlesinger and Henry Ficklin.

In District 3, Elaine Lucas has defeated Terry Tripp by earning 56% of votes cast.

In District 4, there will be a runoff between Mallory Jones and Beverly Olson.

In District 5, Bert Bivins has won outright with 55% of the vote.

In District 6, there will be a runoff between Ed Defore and Adah Roberts.

In District 7, Scotty Shepherd has defeated his two opponents with 58% of the vote.

In District 8, there will be a runoff between Virgil Watkins and Charles Jones.

In District 9, Al Tillman has defeated James Timley by earning 60% of the vote.

Complete election results can be found below.



Precincts Reporting 40 100%
     
MAYOR Votes Percentage
Joe Allen 613 1.7%
Charlie Bishop 2452 6.8%
David Cousino 107 0.3%
C. Jack Ellis 10838 30.2%
Sam Hart 4101 11.4%
Robert Reichert 17810 49.6%
TOTALS 35921 100%
     
CC D1 Votes Percentage
Gary Bechtel 3754 82%
Harold Young 815 18%
TOTALS 4569 100%
     
CC D2 Votes Percentage
Paul Bronson 530 18%
Henry Ficklin 1149 39%
Larry Schlesinger 1234 42%
TOTALS 2913 100%
     
CC D3 Votes Percentage
Elaine Lucas 1926 56%
Terry Tripp 1530 44%
TOTALS 3456 100%
     
CC D4 Votes Percentage
Mallory Jones 2199 47%
Beverly Olson 1440 31%
Theron Ussery 1024 22%
TOTALS 4663 100%
     
CC D5 Votes Percentage
Bert Bivins 2107 55%
Jon Carson 861 23%
Louis Tompkins 847 22%
TOTALS 3815 100%
     
CC D6 Votes Percentage
Robert Abbott 1000 23%
Chhor Chav 242 6%
Ed Defore 2017 47%
Adah Roberts 1063 25%
TOTALS 4322 100%
     
CC D7 Votes Percentage
Eric Arnold 877 24%
Barry Bell 678 18%
Scotty Shepherd 2157 58%
TOTALS 3712 100%
     
CC D8 Votes Percentage
Regina Davis 597 21%
Charles Jones 1075 38%
Virgil Watkins 1148 41%
TOTALS 2820 100%
     
CC D9 Votes Percentage
Al Tillman 1947 60%
James Timley 1300 40%
TOTALS 3247 100%

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