Barrow County voters favored Gov. Nathan Deal and U.S Senate candidate David Perdue in Tuesday’s Georgia primary.
Voters also stayed with incumbents in contest local races, though runoffs are needed in a couple of them. (Runoffs are needed when no candidate wins the majority of the vote)
Deal won 75 percent of the Republican vote to easily beat two opponents, while Perdue, the state front-runner in the Republican vote to succeed U.S Sen. Saxby Chambliss, was 12 points better than the next candidate in a seven-person race. Perdue and Jack Kingston, who was fourth in Barrow, will meet in a July runoff for the GOP nomination.
Voter turnout was 15.73 percent in Barrow County, according to secretary of state data.
Here’s a look at key local contested races:
County School Board, District 1: Incumbent Randall Holland won 46.6 percent of the vote, but is headed for a runoff with Debbie Krause, who had 32.5 percent in the three-person race.
County School Board, District 4: Incumbent Will Dunn (41 percent) and Michael Shelley (34) will meet in a runoff for the Republican nomination.
County School Board, District 7: Suzanne Angle won the Republican vote with 51 percent to beat two opponents.
County School Board, District 9: Republican incumbent Mark Still easily won the nomination with 67 percent of the vote to beat Duwayne Anderson.
County Commission, District 4. Incumbent Isaiah Berry beat Republican challenger Scott Hang with 57 percent of the vote.