Ware County

Board of Elections & Registration

2020 CANDIDATES

2020

Ware County

Board of Elections & Registration
CANDIDATES

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The CURRENT 2020 RESULTS at a glance

Official vote tally for the local races

Clerk of Court
Melba Fiveash – 4,968 votes

Sheriff(Republican Primary)
Randy Royal – 4,867 votes

Sheriff(Democratic Primary)
Chris Tatum – 1,543 votes

Tax Commissioner
Roger Collins – 4,904

Coroner
Atha Lucas – 4,950

County Commission Chair
Elmer Thrift – 2,931 (Winner)
Freddie Smith – 1,286
Carl Sears – 959

County Commission Dist 2
Jerry Pope – 1,343

County Commission Dist 4
Steve Barnard, Sr – 1,291 (Winner)
Jimmy Carter – 926

State Court Judge
Tommy Hatfield – 3,704 (Winner)
Addie Gibson – 3,231

Probate Judge
Calvin Bennett – 5,210
Timothy Lucas – 2,149

Chief Magistrate
J. Nathan Grantham – 6,783

Board of Education Dist 1
Toni Nelson – 400 (Winner)
Jene Walker – 348

Board of Education Dist 2
Karen Ethridge – 583

Board of Education Dist 3
Edward Tyre – 940

Board of Education Dist 7
Barry Deas – 1,168

CANDIDATES FOR NOVEMBER

Ware County Sheriff

Randy F Royal
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
SHERIFF OF WARE COUNTY
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

Chris Tatum
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION:
RETIRED, LAW ENFORCEMENT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/04/2020

JUNE 2020 RESULTS

Ware County Commission Chairman

ELMER THRIFT
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

Elmer Thrift received a majority of the votes

Elmer Thrift 2,533 votes
Freddie Smith 1,189 votes
Carl Sears 874 votes

FREDDIE SMITH
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: MINISTER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

CARL SEARS
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED 
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

Ware County COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2

JERRY POPE
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
BUSINESS OWNER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

Ware County COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4

JIMMY C. CARTER
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/202

Jimmy Carter received a majority of the votes

Jimmy Carter 1,171 votes
Steve Barnard 852 votes

STEVE A. BARNARD SR
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: RETIRED
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

MELBA H FIVEASH
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

CORONER

ATHA M LUCAS
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: CORONER & RN
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

JUDGE OF PROBATE COURT

CALVIN A. BENNETT
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
PROBATE JUDGE
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

Calvin Bennett received a majority of the votes

Calvin Bennett 4,707 votes
Timmy Lucas, 1,960 votes

TIMOTHY “TIMMY” LUCAS
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION:
INSURANCE SALES
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/04/2020

TAX COMMISSIONER

ROGER E COLLINS
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
TAX COMMISSIONER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 1

TONI NELSON
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION:
MARKETING DIRECTOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/03/2020

Toni Nelson received a majority of the votes

Toni Nelson 389 votes
Janet Walker 336 votes

JENE WALKER PARTY: NON PARTISAN INCUMBENT: NO OCCUPATION: CONSULTANT QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 2

KAREN R. ETHRIDGE
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION:
RETIRED EDUCATOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/04/2020

BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 3

EDWARD “BUSTER” TYRE
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
RETIRED EDUCATOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 7

BARRY DEAS
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
RETIRED EDUCATOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/02/2020

JUDGE OF STATE COURT

TOMMY HATFIELD PARTY: NON PARTISAN INCUMBENT: NO OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2020

Tommy Hatfield received a majority of the votes

Tommy Hatfield 3,303 votes
Addie Gibson 2,957 votes

ADDIE GIBSON PARTY: NON PARTISAN INCUMBENT: NO OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY QUALIFIED DATE: 03/02/2020

CHIEF MAGISTRATE

J. NATHAN GRANTHAM
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION:
CHIEF MAGISTRATE JUDGE
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/02/2020

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