July 15, 2008
Two Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) contests were on the July 15 ballots.
In the Republican primary for the open PSC District 4 contest, Lauren “Bubba” McDonald garnered 188,141 votes, or 52.3 percent of the statewide balloting to defeat Pam Davidson, who received 171,274 votes, or 47.7 percent.
In Cherokee County, McDonald had 6,064 votes, or 51.6 percen t. Davidson got 5,682 votes, or 48.4 percent.
Jim Powell won the Democratic contest for the District 4 seat. Powell received 336,062 votes, or 85.3 percent of the statewide balloting. Bob Indech received 57,878, or 14.7 percent.
Libertarian candidate Brandon Givens is also seeking the District 4 post.
District 1 PSC Commissioner Doug Everett won a new term on the board, which makes decisions on utility rates, transportation and other issues. Everett won 239,364 votes, or 64.8 percent over challenger Rick Collum’s 129,824 votes, or 35.2 percent.
In Cherokee, Everett won 7,262 votes, or 60 percent. Collum received 4,838, or 40 percent.