May 20, 2014

Election roundup: Tarvin, Dickson and Graves win

State House of Representatives, District 2

Incumbent Steve Tarvin, a retired businessman from Chickamauga, defeated Rebecca Ann Brown and Ebeth Edwards to run for District 2 of the state House of Representatives in the Republican primary. That district includes the western part of Whitfield County as well as parts of Catoosa and Walker counties. He is uncontested in the November election.

Tarvin received 2,661 (65.88 percent) of votes against Edwards’ 972 (24.06 percent) and Brown’s 406 (10.05 percent). All results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State and do not include provisional ballots for votes that need to be verified before being counted.

“I am very honored to be elected,” Tarvin said. “I’m just thankful the voters for having confidence in me. I want to try my best to do good for Northwest Georgia.”

State House of Representatives, District 6

State Rep. Tom Dickson, Cohutta, defeated challenger Sarah Fields in the Republican primary for District 6 on Tuesday.

As of press time Tuesday night, Dickson received 1,969 votes (58.74 percent) and Fields received 1,383 votes (41.26 percent).  

Dickson, a retired educator, said he’s glad to be able to continue using the experience he’s gained in that position to serve others.

“I’m very pleased with the support we have felt throughout the election,” Dickson said. “As I have said throughout the campaign, my goal was to continue to serve both Whitfield and Murray counties.”

Congress, 14th Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, cruised to victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

At press time, the Georgia Secretary of State’s website showed Graves with 25,518 votes (73.9 percent), while Kenneth Herron, a former carpet executive, had 10,073 votes (26.1 percent).

No Democrat qualified for the race.

“We are very thankful and grateful for the opportunity that our constituents have entrusted us with again,” he said Tuesday night. “We look forward to serving another term, and we are looking forward to making everyone proud.”

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