March 14, 2016

Daniell Is Unopposed for Oconee Commission Chair

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Photo Credit: Lee Becker

John Daniell.

John Daniell will run unopposed for chairman of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners in the May 24 Republican primary and in the November general election, unless someone files to run as an independent during qualifying from June 27–July 12.

No one filed to challenge Daniell during the five days of qualifying that ended at noon Friday, and no one filed to run as a Democrat for any Oconee County office.

Melvin Davis stood firm on his decision to retire as Chair of the Board of Commissioners after 16 years in that post. He did not file for reelection.

Brent James Beaver of 1340 Calls Creek Circle (just outside Watkinsville), a school counselor, filed Friday to run for Post 1 and chairman of the Oconee County Board of Education. Incumbent Chairman Tom Odom, a retired educator, filed for reelection on Monday.

Also Friday, Patricia Daugherty of 5041 Price Mill Road (just outside Bishop), a retired educator, filed to run for the state Senate from the 46th District. Incumbent Bill Cowsert, an Athens attorney, filed for re-election on Monday.

For more on Oconee County races, visit Oconee County Observations.