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Alexa Bruce projected to win BOC District 3
Alexa Bruce
Alexa Bruce.

Dawson County native and former Public Works employee Alexa Bruce is the presumed winner in the Republican race for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat with 67.82 percent or 3,887 votes. 

Dental consultant and realtor Deanna Dickinson got 32.18 percent or 1,844 votes. Percentages are based on an elections summary report DCN received from the Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“I am so humbled and blessed to win the District 3 Commissioner seat for Dawson County BOC,” Bruce said in a Wednesday Facebook post.   “Thank you, Deanna Morris Dickinson for a hard-fought race. [I’m] thankful to you for keeping me on my toes.”

Bruce said in a Friday interview with DCN that she’s looking forward to working with county colleagues and hopes to be able to make sound, ethical voting decisions based on what county citizens want.

“It’s not what Alexa wants, or what staff or other commissioners want or have asked me to vote on, but [it’s] truly listening to our constituents and finding out what best suits Dawson County as a whole,” she said. 

Bruce will replace District 3 Commissioner Tim Satterfield, who is stepping down from the position when his term ends later this year. 

Because both Dickinson and Bruce are Republican candidates, no other election will be held for this seat. As District 3 commissioner-elect, Bruce will take office on Jan. 1, 2023. 

Bruce plans to have at least several office hours a week at the Dawson County Government Center to meet face-to-face with constituents. 

The election for BOC District 3 centered around the candidates’ visions for how future growth should happen in Dawson County, which the U.S. Census deemed the third-fastest growing county in Georgia. 

“No matter win or lose, I pray I’ve opened some eyes concerning our lack of infrastructure here,” Dickinson wrote in a Tuesday night post.


BOC District 1

Newcomer and sole candidate Seth Stowers earned 100 percent of the vote from Dawson County residents, or 5,742 votes. Stowers, a large animal veterinarian and farmer, will replace Sharon Fausett, who is stepping down from the position when her term ends later this year. 

Since Jason Power voluntarily dropped out of the race soon after qualifying, Stowers did not have any opponents, making him the District 1 commissioner-elect. He will take office on Jan. 1, 2023.


Dawson County Board of Education at large

Nathan Ingram (R) earned 100 percent of the vote from Dawson County residents, or 5,668 votes. Ingram ran unopposed, so he is the BOE at large member-elect. He will take office on Jan. 1, 2023.

Dawson County Board of Education District 3

Karen Armstrong (R) earned 100 percent of the vote from Dawson County residents, or 5,622 votes. Armstrong ran unopposed, so she is the BOE District 3 member-elect. She will take office on Jan. 1, 2023.

As for the difference in vote totals between the different county races, Board of Elections and Registration Director Glenda Ferguson explained in a follow-up call with DCN Wednesday that some people voted in one but not another race. County results for this and other races are expected to be certified by the end of Friday.