Coweta School Board Election

Menk defeats Ward; Mullins, Dees appear victorious

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Election results were slow coming in Tuesday night, but with nearly all precincts in District 4 reporting, challenger Linda Menk handily defeated incumbent Graylin Ward in the race for a seat on the Coweta County Board of Education.

Incumbent Harry Mullins, who serves District 3, had a strong lead over challenger Jan Horne, with three of seven precincts reporting.

In District 1, incumbent Amy Dees was leading challenger Monica Terrell, but only a small portion of the votes were in at 10:40 p.m.

Menk, who is coordinator of the Coweta Tea Party Patriots, had 926 votes to Ward’s 639 votes, with only one precinct, Arts Centre, left to be counted. Only a small number of District 4 voters vote at the Arts Centre precinct.

Mullins had 385 votes to 171 for Horne, with the Cedar Creek, Panther Creek, Madras and Northside precincts still out.

In District 1, Dees was leading Terrell 126 to 62, with only one precinct, Central Library, reporting. Votes were still out in Senoia, Sharpsburg, Haralson, Turin, and the Arts Centre.

Check Times-Herald.com for the updated vote totals as they come in.



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