District Attorney candidate Donna Sikes attacked her two opponents relentless during the Primary campaign and Tuesday night, it appeared her strategy had an impact. Sikes led the three person race with a cumulative 5,129 votes and will be in a runoff with former Assistant District Attorney Brad Smith, who garnered 4,820 votes.
Incumbent Rick Bridgeman, who was appointed to the post last year by the governor after the resignation of disgraced DA Tim Madison, finished last in the race with 4,666 votes.
Smith pushed past Bridgeman for the runoff by carrying Barrow County with 60 percent of the vote. Although Bridgeman had garnered the most votes in Jackson and Banks counties, it wasn’t enough to overcome Smith’s large win in Barrow.
Sikes made her ground by hanging very close to Bridgeman in both Banks and Jackson counties and by besting him in Barrow County by 600 votes.
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