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Incumbent Simmons holds on to commission post
Defeats challenger Brannen
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Long-time incumbent Anthony Simmons, right, a Democrat, defeated W. Scott Brannen for Bulloch County Commission Seat 1B in the general election Tuesday.

Incumbent Bulloch County Commissioner for Seat 1B, Anthony Simmons, will serve a 7th term after an unofficial win during Tuesday's election.

The tally at Herald press time (after midnight) did not include paper absentee ballots, as they had not yet been counted.

Challenged by Republican Scott Brannen, Simmons, a Democrat, had 3,217 votes  (64.2 percent) to Brannen’s 1,787 votes (35.66 percent).

Brannen was not reachable for comment late Tuesday night and did not respond to a message left for him to return the call.

Simmons said he was grateful for the win and glad the race was over.

“I thank the people who have the confidence in me to serve another term,” he said.

“I am looking forward to another four years.”

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