Local Incumbents Retain Their Seats in Dade County


County Commissioners Lamar Lowery and Phillip Hartline will serve District 1 and 2 respectively for four more years, alongside Board of Education members Daniel Case and Jennifer Hartline, as Dade County voters let themselves be heard on Primary Election Day.

In the District 1 State Representative race, Mike Cameron wins heartily over newcomer Jackie Harling. In the State Senate race for District 53, Colton Moore will succeed Jeff Mullis with a narrow margin over opponent Steven Henry.

Questions that were posed to each party were answered pretty decidedly; with no close races of which to speak. Results are posted below.

Dade County:

County Commissioner, District 1

Incumbent; Lamar Lowery (R) – 1,735 (Winner)

Chris Wade (R) – 1,278

County Commissioner, District 2

Incumbent; Phillip P. Hartline (R) – 2,265  (Winner)

Patrick Hickey (R) – 739

Board of Education, District 1

Incumbent; Daniel Case (R) – 2,625  (Winner – Unopposed)

Board of Education, District 2

Incumbent; Jennifer Hester Hartline – 2,575 (Winner – Unopposed)


The following results represent the final results state-wide, with total votes from Dade County included;

State of Georgia:

State Representative, District 1

Incumbent; Mike Cameron – (Dade votes: 2,151) (Winner)

Jackie Harling – (Dade votes: 784)


State Senator, District 53

Steven M. Henry – (Dade votes: 1217)

Colton Moore – (Dade votes: 1866) (Winner)



1. Should the United States remove obstacles to economic advancement by forgiving all student loan debt?

Yes – 197

No – 98

2. Should all Georgians have access to paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child?

Yes – 271

No – 24

3. Should every three- and four-year-old in Georgia be given the opportunity to attend a high-quality preschool free of charge?

Yes – 272

No – 23

4. Should Georgia voters have the right to gather signed petitions to directly place questions on the ballot, whether to change the law or poll the public?

Yes – 263

No – 28

5. Should families earning less than $150,000 per year receive an expanded tax credit to help cover the cost of raising children?

Yes – 238

No – 56

6. Should the State of Georgia expand access to health care for over half a million Georgians by utilizing federal funds to expand Medicaid?

Yes – 285

No – 10

7. Should the State of Georgia expand voter access by increasing early voting opportunities, allow same-day voter registration, removing obstacles to voting by mail, and installing secure ballot drop boxes, accessible at all times, through Election Day?

Yes – 278

No – 17

8. Should marijuana be legalized, taxed, and regulated in the same manner as alcohol for adults 21 years of age or older, with proceeds going towards education, infrastructure, and health care programs?

Yes – 248

No – 46

9. Should the State of Georgia incentivize the development of clean, renewable energy sources to support America’s energy independence?

Yes – 291

No – 5


1. The Biden administration has stopped building the border wall and illegal border crossings have dramatically increased. Should securing our border be a national priority?

Yes – 2,924

No – 205

2. Education is the largest line item in the state budget. Should education dollars follow the student to the school that best fits their need, whether it is public, private, magnet, charter, virtual or homeschool?

Yes – 2,362

No – 726

3. Florida has passed a law to stop social media platforms from influencing political campaigns by censoring candidates. Should Georgia pass such a law to protect free speech in political campaigns?

Yes – 2,559

No – 480

4. Two of the three current federal work visa programs are lottery based. Should federal work visas instead be issued on job skills?

Yes – 2,524

No – 399

5. Biological males who identify as females have begun competing in female sports. Should schools in Georgia allow biological males to compete in female sports?

Yes – 103

No – 3,017

6. To prevent ballot tampering, state law prohibits political operatives from handling absentee ballots once they have been marked by the voter. To protect the integrity of our elections, should the enforcement of laws against ballot tampering be a priority?

Yes – 2,929

No – 140

7. Absentee drop boxes are vulnerable to illegal ballot trafficking. Should absentee ballot drop boxes be eliminated?

Yes – 2,717

No – 371

8. Crime has dramatically increased throughout the country including in our capital city of Atlanta. Should the citizens of residential areas like the Buckhead community of Atlanta be allowed to vote to create their own city governments and police departments?

Yes – 2,184

No – 780

The following represent final results sans voting numbers:

United States Senator


Incumbent; Raphael Warnock

Tamara Johnson-Shealy


Herschel Junior Walker

Latham Saddler

Kelvin King

Josh Clark

Gary W. Black




Incumbent; Brian Kemp

Catherine Davis

Tom Williams

David A. Perdue

Kandiss Taylor


Stacey Abrams


Lieutenant Governor


Burt Jones

Mack McGregor

Butch Miller

Jeanne Seaver


Erick E. Allen

Charlie Bailey

Tyrone Brooks, Jr.

Tony Brown

Kwanza Hall

Jason T. Hayes

Derrick L. Jackson

R. Malik

Renitta Shannon


Secretary of State


Incumbent; Brad Raffensperger

David C. Belle Isle

Jody Hice

T.J. Hudson


Dee Dawkins-Haigler

John Eaves

Floyd Griffin

Bee Nguyen

Michael Owens


Attorney General


Incumbent; Chris Carr

John Gordon


Jennifer “Jen” Jordan

Christian Wise Smith


State Representative, District 14


Incumbent; Marjorie Taylor Greene

Eric Cunningham

James Haygood

Charles Lutin

Jennifer Strahan


Wendy Davis

Marcus Flowers

Holly McCormack

by Orey Yates