Former Walker County Republican Party Chairman Mike Cameron defeated former Georgia House 1 state representative John Deffenbaugh in a Republican runoff on Tuesday.
Mike Cameron 2,857
John Deffenbaugh 2,213
Mr. Cameron, 60, spent 32 years in the health industry. He was a leader in the movement to change Walker County government from a sole commissioner setup.
Mr. Deffenbaugh, a Covenant College graduate, served three terms in the Georgia House of Representatives (2013-2019). Earlier, he served four years on the Dade County Commission, serving one year as chairman. He was chairman of the Dade County Republican party for several years.
He lost the seat to Colton Moore, who this year opted to try to upset Senator Jeff Mullis, but lost.
Mr. Deffenbaugh was the top vote-getter in the primary. He had 3,561 votes (42 percent), while Mr. Cameron had 3,163. Vikki Mills, a third candidate, had 1,808 votes (21 percent).
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