Clinch County races

Primary voting July 31; General Election November 6

Voters in Clinch County will be asked to choose who will represent them Georgia's First Congressional District, State House District 174 and numerous county and local races and ballot issues listed on this page.

If there is more than one candidate of each party running for an office, the race will appear on the July 31 primary ballot. The party nominee will then appear on the November ballot if there is an opponent from another party. (Many offices only have Republican candidates and the race will be settled after the primary.)

Candidates not opposed will appear on the ballot, but are not listed in this voter's guide. Judicial races, ballot questions and other non-partisan contests listed below appear on the primary ballot.

Candidates who have responded to WJXT/'s questionnaire will have a profile link by their name.

Clinch County Sheriff

Winston Peterson (incumbent)     Republican   
Jeb Stewart TurnerRepublican

District Attorney, Alapaha Circuit

Cathy Helms (incumbent)     Republican 
Dick PerrymanRepublican    

Clinch County Commissioner, Post 2

Chad Brown (incumbent) Republican    
Nass Hendley Jr.   Republican
James Republican

Clinch County Commissioner, Post 3

Roger Metts  Republican    
SDarryl Smith (incumbent)    Republican

Clinch County Board of Education, Post 3

Neil Smith   Republican     
Shannon Smith     Republican

Clinch County Board of Educaiton, Post 5

Charles Handley (incumbent)     Democrat
Lisa JohnsonRepublican    

Referendum: Southern Georgia District T-SPLOST

Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs, improve roads and safety within citizen oversight.

Shall Ware County's transportation system and the transportation network in this region and the state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for a period of 10 years?

Democratic Party Ballot Questions

1.Should the Georgia Constitution be amended to allow the state to override locally-elected school boards' decisions when it comes to the creation of charter schools in your county or city?
2.Do you supporting ending current practice permitting unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators?
3.Should Georgia adopt an income tax credit for home energy costs to support the economic security of our families?
4.Should Georgia reduce sales taxes on Made in Georgia products so as to support growth of small businesses in our state?

Republican Party Ballot Questions

1.Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?
2.Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such gifts?
3.Should active duty military personnel who are under the age of 21 be allowed to obtain a Georgia weapons license?
4.Should Citizens who wish to vote in a primary election be required to register by their political party affiliation at least 30 days prior to such primary election?