In a race between newcomers with no incumbent candidate, Timmy Rushing came out on top in the race for Bulloch County Commission Seat 2D.
While the final tally was unavailable at Herald press time, since paper absentee ballots had not yet been counted, the race was called in Rushing’s favor. The latest tally was 12,988 votes (72.21 percent) in favor of Rushing, and 4,990 votes (27.72 percent) for Carlos Brown.
The seat was up for grabs when current Seat 2D Commissioner Robert Rushing decided not to run again, retiring after several years on the commission and in other public service arenas.
Three candidates qualified for the seat before May’s Primary election,
Democrat Brown and Republicans Jeff Klare and Timmy Rushing each qualified for the opening. Klare withdrew from the race before the primary citing personal reasons and an interest in other community endeavors.
“I want to thank Carlos Brown and his supporters for a good clean race,” Rushing said. “I am looking forward to the task. I know a lot but I also have a lot to learn. This is the first time my family and I have ever done anything like this and I appreciate all the support.”
Brown declined to comment on the race’s outcome, stating he preferred to withhold comment until the final numbers were tallied.
Timmy Rushing, who is Robert Rushing’s nephew, said he plans to be a commissioner for “all of Bulloch County” and not just his district. “If there is anything anybody needs, just let me know.”