Voters cast their ballots on November 8 to decide Henry County leadership. They also considered local ballot questions in Locust Grove and Stockbridge. Here are the election results for 2022.
Election Results 2022
On the Henry County Board of Commissioners, two incumbents retain their seat while one new member will join the board. Commissioners Dee Anglyn, Vivian Thomas and Kevin Lewis won their elections in districts 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
- Dee Anglyn (I) R 12,023 votes 54% to
- Sarita Dyer D 10,165 votes 46%.
- Robert Kolpak R 4,303 votes 26% to
- Vivian Thomas (I) D 12,437 votes 74%.
- Edward Toney R 4,861 votes 28% to
- Kevin Lewis D 12,385 votes 72%.
In a countywide election for Henry County Soil & Water Conservation District, voters chose three out of four candidates. The results are as follows:
- Kyrishia Johnson 56,555 votes,
- Mark Larue 47,710 votes,
- George Patterson 57,687 votes, and
- Wade Simpson 51,997 votes.
Johnson, Patterson and Simpson will win those positions.
Locust Grove & Stockbridge Ballot Questions
Two cities had local referendums on the ballot. Voters in Locust Grove considered — and approved — a new homestead exemption. Others in the Stockbridge area voted whether to become part of the city. The Stockbridge annexation question narrowly passed.
The Locust Grove homestead question passed 87% yes 2,798 votes to 13% no 420 votes. The homestead exemption provides for 100% relief for owner-occupied homes on any future city property tax.
Elsewhere, the Stockbridge annexation question was much closer. Based on unofficial results, the annexation passed by 53 votes: 1,076 yes to 1,033 no. Following the referendum’s passage, Stockbridge will once again become the largest city in Henry County with about 35,000 residents. In addition, the city council will move to district-based elections in 2023.
General Assembly Election Results 2022
Henry County is represented by three state senators and seven state representatives at the state capitol. Several members of the local legislative delegation saw no opposition in the general election. Here are the results for Georgia General Assembly.
The following members had no opposition in the general election:
- State Senator Emanuel Jones (D – District 10),
- State Rep. Demetrius Douglas (D – District 78),
- State Representative Angela Moore (D – District 91), and
- State Rep. Regina Lewis-Ward (D – District 115).
In contested districts, incumbents Senator Brian Strickland and Representatives Karen Mathiak, El-Mahdi Holly and Clint Crowe won re-election. The Republican candidates, Rick Williams and Lauren Daniel, won open seats in the state senate and state house.
Featured image shows a ballot box and Georgia flag. Stock photo.
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