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Jones beats Lopez, wins sixth term on commission

Five-term incumbent Republican Morris Jones won a sixth term in the race for Troup County Board of Commissioners District 4.

Jones beat his opponent Yvonne Lopez, 62 percent to 38 percent.

“I’m very humbled, very grateful for the support that I’ve had and the confidence that the voters in District 4 have had in me over the years,” Jones said.

Jones, who works in his family’s timber business, said he’s been “very fortunate, not to have had opposition over the last few years,” and therefore wasn’t sure what to expect.

Lopez congratulated Jones before pledging to run again.

“Congratulations to Mr. Jones. I’ll see him the next go-round,” Lopez said, adding that next time she would be more visible and do a better job at communicating her platform to the community. She also wished the county the best.

“I’m still a little upset because I really wanted to see more diversity on that board … but, we’ve got to do this thing with small bites and chipping away at that old mindset,” Lopez said.

In his next term, Jones said he wants to “continue to move forward in a conservative way and give the quality of life that all citizens in Troup County deserve.”