Stephens Voters Pick Perdue Over Kingston in Runoff Tuesday

Stephens County joins Georgia in favoring David Perdue in the run-off election for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

Perdue received 504 votes, or 51.48 percent, in Stephens County in Tuesday’s primary run-off to Jack Kingston’s 475 votes, or 48.52 percent.

Statewide, Perdue had about a 9,000 vote victory over Kingston, receiving 51 percent of the vote to Kingston’s 49 percent.

Perdue will now face Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn in the Fall for that U.S. Senate seat.

Elsewhere, Richard Woods received 487 votes, or 57.29 percent, to Michael Buck’s 363 votes, or 42.71 percent, in Stephens County in the Republican State School Superintendent run-off.

Woods leads statewide by less than 1,000 votes.

Finally in the Democratic State School Superintendent run-off, Valarie D. Wilson received 39 votes, or 51.32 percent, to Alisha Thomas Morgan’s 37 votes, or 48.68 percent, in Stephens County.

Wilson won statewide, garnering 54 percent of the vote to Morgan’s 46 percent.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley says there were no problems at the polls on Tuesday in Stephens County.

She said the total turn-out in the county for the run-off was 8.35 percent.

“For it being a statewide runoff, that is not really too bad,” said Kelley. “That is more than what we had for a special election back in March.”

Kelley went on to say that she appreciates her poll workers for their hard work throughout the election.

“They are really enjoying the single precinct,” said Kelley. “It is making their job a whole lot easier to serve the citizens of Stephens County.”

All of Tuesday’s winners will now go on to the November ballot.