Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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: 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. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Incumbent Chairman Melvin Davis and challenger Chuck Horton, current Post 4 commissioner, faced off at a candidates forum on June 14.
There are times when a chairman must keep certain details confidential and others when he is able to divulge more information to the public and to the Board, Oconee County Commission Chairman Melvin Davis said at a political forum last week when open government was called into question. Davis, who's seeking a fourth term in office, is facing a challenge from current Post 4 Commissioner Chuck Horton. Both are Republicans who'll square off in the July 31 primary. At the forum June 14 at North Oconee High School, sponsored by the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce and moderated by journalist Tim Bryant of 1340 WGAU radio station, the candidates fielded a number of questions from the audience related to transparency in the office. Davis …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The current chairman of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners plans to make an announcement next month.
Melvin Davis, who has served as chairman of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners for 12 years, has yet to make an announcement about whether he plans to seek a fourth term. "I love what I do," he told Patch last week. "I know it doesn't always make everyone happy." Davis is the current president of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. If Davis seeks re-election, he will have opposition. Post 4 Commissioner Chuck Horton plans to run for chairman. As commissioners, both Horton and Davis worked with other local and state officials to close the major economic development deal that is bringing a Caterpillar plant and thousands of jobs to the Oconee-Athens area. Sarah Bell, who lost to Davis in 2008 by about 100 votes, has also…