The 14 member county commission will have at least eight new members come September 1.
Five incumbent members lost their bids for re-election in the DeKalb County Democratic Primary Tuesday including Joe Johnson in the 2nd district, Jack Barton in the 3rd district, Wayne Cantrell and Jonathan Norris in the 4th district, and Kevin Robinson in the 7th district. Three other members, Republican Mason Carter, Democrat Bradley Hendrix, and Independent Jimmy Midgett will also be departing as they did not seek re-election to the county commission.
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There could be even more changes if Republican and Independent candidates are successful in the August General Election.
In the 2nd district, the winners Tuesday were Myron Rhody with 168 votes and Nora Harvey with 147 votes. Incumbent Joe Johnson lost with 134 votes.
Third district voters nominated Jenny Trapp with 254 votes and Bobby Johnson with 211 votes. Incumbent Jack Barton lost with 186 votes.
Janice Fish-Stewart who had 193 votes and Dr. Scott Little with 192 votes won in the 4th district defeating Incumbent Jonathan Norris who received 167 votes, Incumbent Wayne Cantrell with 163 votes, and Bobby Taylor with 66 votes.
In the 7th district, Beth Pafford and Incumbent Larry Summers were winners. Pafford received 173 votes while Summers got 132 votes. Incumbent Kevin Robinson lost with 106 votes.
The candidates in the 1st, 5th, and 6th districts were unopposed in the primary on Tuesday.
In the 1st district, Dennis Slager had 143 votes and Incumbent Julie Williams Young received 131 votes.
Incumbent Anita Puckett received 239 votes and Lloyd Emmons 196 in the 5th District.
In the 6th district, Incumbent Betty Jean Atnip had 204 votes and Incumbent Jeff Barnes with 187.
The Democratic nominees in each district will face Republican and or Independent opponents in the August 2 County General Election.
The line up in the August election for the county commission is as follows:
1st district: Democrats Dennis Slager and Julie Williams Young with Republican Tom Chandler. Two are to be elected.
2nd district: Democrats Myron Rhody and Nora Harvey with Republican Sabrina Farler. Two are to be elected.
3rd district: Democrats Jenny Trapp and Bobby Johnson with Republican Renee Steff. Two are to be elected.
4th district: Democrats Janice Fish-Stewart and Dr. Scott Little with Republican Greg Matthews. Two are to be elected.
5th district: Democrats Anita Puckett and Lloyd Emmons with Republican Incumbent Jerry Adcock and Independent William Rutherford. Two are to be elected.
6th district: Democrats Betty Jean Atnip and Jeff Barnes with Republican Matt Adcock. Two are to be elected.
7th district: Democrats Larry Summers and Beth Pafford with Republican Bruce Malone. Two are to be elected.