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Emory Dooley elected to District 4 Commissioner seat
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Emory Dooley

In the June 9 election, Emory Dooley defeated opponent David Pressley for the District 4 seat on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. 

With all Dawson County Polls reporting and the majority of absentee ballots counted, these are the preliminary final results. 

Emory Dooley: 51.9 percent (3,143)

David Pressley: 48.1 percent (2,907)

In the June 9 election, Emory Dooley defeated opponent David Pressley for the District 4 seat on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. 

Who he is: Emory Dooley is a native of Forsyth County and has spent the last decade living in Dawson County. He is part of several local organizations, including serving as board chair for the United Way of Dawson County and serving on the Dawson County Planning Commission. Dooley holds a degree in political science from the University of North Georgia and is currently the general manager of 400 Waste & Scrap LLC. 

How he reacted: “I’m just looking forward to serving the citizens of Dawson County and I would like to thank all of my supporters,” Dooley said. “Thank you to everybody that supported me and I’m looking forward to getting to work.”

On the issues: Dooley’s goal as the District 4 Commissioner is to bring a new perspective to the board. He plans to use his conservative values and experience with local organizations to inform decisions on local issues. 

What’s next: Dooley will not face any Democratic challenger in the November general election.

Emory Dooley: 51.9 percent (3,143)

David Pressley: 48.1 percent (2,907)

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