Incumbent Jeff Johnson has been re-elected by voters as Sheriff of Dawson County.
On Tuesday night, Jeff Johnson beat out challengers Marcus Sewell and Jeff Perry in wide victory, retaining his position as the county’s top law enforcement official.
With all Dawson County Polls reporting and the majority of absentee ballots counted, these are the preliminary final results.
Jeff Johnson (Rep.): 53.92 percent (3,683)
Marcus Sewell (Rep.): 25.72 percent (1,757)
Jeff Perry (Rep.): 20.35 percent (1,390)
Who he is: Johnson is a longtime law enforcement official with over 27 years of experience in detention, patrol, investigations, training, and administration. In addition to law enforcement work, Johnson serves on various boards in the community, including that of Family Connection, the Drug and Domestic Violence Task Forces, and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. This will be Johnson’s second term serving as Sheriff of Dawson County.
How he reacted: “I am humbled by the show of support and for the vote of confidence to continue serving as your sheriff. It is truly an honor that I do not take for granted,” Johnson said in an email statement. “Thank you to all. We are excited about the future as we continue working together to make our county a safer place to live, work, worship and play.”
On the issues: Johnson has said that employee retention will be the top priority going into his second term as sheriff.
What’s next: Johnson faces no Democratic challenger in the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election.