Stancil wins over Shouse for chairman positionElection, Featured Stories, News November 4, 2020
Republican Kristopher “Kris” Stancil beat out Independent candidate David Shouse in the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners race Tuesday night.
Stancil had 10,919 votes in the chairman race, while Shouse came in with 3,997 at around 11 p.m. on Election Day. Total votes cast were 14,916, although mail-in ballots had not been accounted for. The county had as of Friday, 2,404 mail-in ballots with more coming in before Tuesday’s election.
Pickens had several races impacting them and most were called on Tuesday night, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.
In other elections, Rick Jasperse (R) had 21,563 votes and Kayla Hollified (D) took 3,729 votes for State House District 11.
In the U.S. Senate race, David A. Perdue (I) won with 2,258,799. Jon Ossoff (D) had 1,942,573 and Shane Hazel (Lib) had 99,956. In Pickens County, Perdue had 12,865 votes, Ossoff 2,114 votes, and Hazel 385.
The Special election to fill Johnny Isakson’s vacated seat-currently held by Kelly Loeffler(R), will head to a run-off as none of the 20+ candidates received the require 50-percent-plus-one vote to claim victory. In Pickens County, Doug Collins (R) had 6,684 to Loeffler’s 5,524. However, Collins placed behind Loffler and Raphael Warnock (D) overall. Loeffler has 1,162,101 statewide votes, Warnock 1,304,363 and Collins 906,858.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) received 207,236 votes to officially claim the U.S, House District 14th seat, although Kevin Van Ausdal (D), who bowed out of race due to moving out of district, received 70,384. In Pickens, Greene had 4,851 votes to Van Ausdal’s 613.
For the U.S. House District 9, Andrew Clyde (Rep) obtained 284,253 while Devin Pandy (D) took 74,388. In Pickens, Clyde had 8,090 votes and Pandy 1,450 votes.
In State Senate District 51, incumbent Steve Gooch (R) had 81,567 votes while June Krise (D) took votes. In Pickens, Gooch had 7,599 votes and Krise 1,387 votes.