By Cindy Eckles
Political newcomer Robert E. Peacock defeated incumbent Darla J. “Dee” Yearty for the Dodge County School Board District 3 seat in the General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election on May 20, 2014.
With 577 voting, Peacock claimed 390 votes and Yearty received 187. There are 1680 registered voters in school board district 3 and only 34.35% voted.
For the Georgia State House of Representative Seat 149, incumbent Jimmy Pruett, Jr. won over challenger John D. Clements, 1,273 votes to 429 votes in Dodge County.
House District 149 covers Dodge, Telfair, Jeff Davis, Wheeler and a portion of Laurens Counties. Overall, Pruett won over Clements 2,080 votes to 696 votes.