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Melvin Davis Re-Elected Chairman of Oconee Board of Commissioners

Unofficial reports show incumbent Melvin Davis with 54 percent of the vote to Chuck Horton's 46 percent.

Oconee County voters have re-elected Melvin Davis. It will be Davis' fourth term as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

In a race separated by 744 votes, Davis edged out challenger former Post 4 Commissioner Chuck Horton with 4,855 votes to 4, 111. All 13 precincts have reported.

In other Board of Commissioners races:

  • Post 1- Incumbent Jim Luke beat challenger Sarah Bell with 5,748 votes to 2,999 votes (66 to 34 percent)
  • Post 4- Mark Saxon led Tammy Gilland with 5,102 votes to 3,519 (59 to 41 percent)

Voter turnout in Oconee County was nearly 46 percent.

Results are unofficial until certified by the Georgia Secretary of State's Office at a later date.

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Voting against Davis August 01, 2012 at 06:44 AM
Great. Another reason for him to get his picture taken. Can anyone beat this gut? Four more years of Mr. lets make Oconee the next Gwinnett.
Carl Carter August 01, 2012 at 10:22 PM
yeah, hes got a lot of folks fooled, maybe he will screw up a few times before the next election.
Ronald McDonald August 01, 2012 at 11:32 PM
At least Davis doesn't throw employees under the bus for his own gain, the Oconee County employees like Chairman Davis. Horton will be back as long as his crony Luke is on the board, so don't worry.
Voting against Davis August 02, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Funny. I know several Oconee County employees and they do not support Davis. Four years ago he only had 100 more votes then his inexperienced challenger, this time only 700. In either election, definitely not a consensus. Melvin Davis=classic example of Napoleon complex. Anxious to see what future Bishop/Davis development projects are in store. Will be glad to see Horton back. He supports the Fire Dept, doesn't want to drown the county in debt supporting developer interests, and wants to communicate with other commissioners.

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