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Deal, Cagle carry Dawson
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Dawson County election results are in.

 

The race between Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes topped Tuesday's ballot, with the leadership of state government in the balance in several other races.

 

Locally, Republican Steve Gooch faced off against Democrat Joseph Mann for the District 51 State Senate seat currently held by Republican Chip Pearson. Pearson announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection.

 

All local seats on the ballot were decided in the July primary. However, Dawson County voters did have the chance to cast ballots on two different homestead exemptions regarding school district ad valorem taxes.

 

With all votes counted, results are as follows :

 

Governor

R-Nathan Deal, 83.48 percent

D-Roy Barnes, 12.19 percent

L-John Monds, 4.09 percent

 

Lt. Governor

R-Casey Cagle, 82.84 percent

D-Carol Porter, 12.85 percent

L-Dan Barber, 4.27 percent

 

U.S. Senator

R-Johnny Isakson, 86.68 percent

D-Mike Thurmond, 9.68 percent

L-Chuck Donovan, 3.61 percent

 

State Senator from 51st District

R-Steven Gooch, 87.86 percent

D-Joseph Mann, 12.06 pecent

 

Homestead Exemption

"To provide a homestead exemption from Dawson County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $120,000 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are 70 years of age or over?"

Yes, 81.94 percent

No, 18.06 percent

 

Homestead Exemption

"To increase the current homestead exemption from Dawson County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes for residents of that school district who are disabled or who are 65 years of age of older from $60,000 to $65,000 and which changes to $50,000 income limitation from gross income to net income excluding certain retirement income?"

Yes, 77.52 percent

No, 22.48 percent

 

According to officials, nearly 57 percent of Dawson County's 12,514 registered voters cast ballots in the general election.

 

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