Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 7, 2012

Sheriff wins 10th term

Patti Dozier

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County Sheriff Carlton Powell handily defeated his challenger with more than 75 percent of the vote.

Powell, a Democrat seeking his 10th term, received 13,921 votes, 75.77 percent of the vote, to 4,435 votes, 24.14 percent of the vote, for Republican challenger Dale Mattila.

Alicia Hester took 56 percent of the vote and received 10,200 votes to win Thomas County tax commissioner.

Republican Guy Winkelmann received 8,007 votes, 44 percent of the vote.

Shirley Prevatt, incumbent tax commissioner, did not seek re-election.

Democrat Sam Brown was returned as Thomas County coroner. Brown received 10,357 votes to Republican opponent Don Shiver’s 7,801 votes.

Andy Seery, Democratic Thomas County Chief magistrate, will return to office in January.

Seery received 66.8 percent of the vote, or 11,958 votes, to 5,928 votes for Marshall Berman, the Republican challenger.

Amy Carter, Republican incumbent District 175 state representative, garnered 70.77 percent of the Thomas County vote, 4,602 votes. Democratic challenger JC Cunningham received 1,896 votes.

Darlene Taylor, District 173 state representative, took 52.42 percent of the Thomas County vote, with 4,471 votes, to 4,047 votes for challenger Haley Shank, a Democrat.

In Thomas County, Republican Tim Golden, incumbent District 8 state senator, received 2,440 votes to 950 for Democrat opponent, Bikram Mohanty.