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Gilchrist County reports unofficial results

By on November 6th, 2012

A Republican-heavy county, Gilchrist has reported the following numbers in its key races:

  • Republican Todd Newton leads Democrat Susan Owens in the county’s clerk of the circuit court race, 60 percent to 40 percent.
  • Democrat Barbara Merritt leads Republican Tommy Langford in the county’s tax collector race with 54 percent of the vote.
  • Republican Rob Rankin leads Democrat Christie L. McElroy in the county’s superintendent of schools race with 54 percent of the vote.
  • Democrat incumbent Sharon Akins Langford leads independent Rosemary B. McDaniel in the county’s District 1 board of county commissioner race with 71 percent of the vote.
  • Republican Todd Gray leads Democrat James Shepherd and independent Rodney W. Brown in the county’s District 3 board of county commissioner race with 62 percent of the vote.
  • Democrat John Rance Thomas leads Republican Marion C. Poitevint in the county’s District 4 board of county commissioner race with 52 percent of the vote.
  • With about 5,000 votes counted, Republican Robert C. Roux Jr. leads Democrat Robert (Bobby) Schultz in the county’s sheriff race by 43 votes.

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