District 2 race headed to runoff after close race

Published 1:13 am Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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EDITOR’S NOTE: These results do not include 381 absentee by mail voting. These were the total number of votes received by 12:30 a.m. ET, at the time of print. Final results can be found on lagrangenews.com as they become available.


The race for the District 2 County Commissioner seat is headed for a runoff after only 25 votes separated the top two candidates.


Challenger James “Jamie” Thrailkill topped incumbent Commissioner Ellis Cadenhead in the Republican primary for the District 2 Troup County Board of Commissioners seat. 


Thrailkill earned 984 (38.7%) in-person votes compared to Cadenhead’s 959 (37.7%). April Loftin finished third in the race, winning 602 (23.7%) votes.


With only absentee votes left to be counted Thrailkill is expected to face off against Cadenhead in a runoff on June 18, 2024.