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Daniell Keeps Oconee Seat; Hale Forced into Runoff

Oconee County Board of Commissioners incumbents Margaret Hale and John Daniell bested their challengers in the Oconee County Republican primary today, though Hale did not get a majority of votes in the three-way race and will meet challenger Bubber Wilkes in the runoff election on July 22.

The Board of Commissioners races were the only contested ones locally.

John Daniell received 65.6 percent of the vote in the race for the Republican Party nomination for Post 2. John Larkin received 34.4 percent.

Hale received 41.6 percent of the votes cast in the Republican Primary for Post 3. Wilkes received 37.6 percent. Maria Caudill received 20.8 percent.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.