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Cobb Sheriff Wins Another Term

The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County.

Cobb County Republican Sheriff Neil Warren won another term late Tuesday night, seemingly beating Democrat Gregory Gilstrap.

It was Neil's third victory over Gilstrap. Warren won 172,157 votes (59%) over Democrat Gregory Gilstrap, who received 117,320 votes (41%).

The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County. Many elections were decided in the primary.

Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was first elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in November 2004.

Warren oversees a department where duties include courthouse security, county jail operations and executing criminal warrants. In 2011, Warren said deputies served more than 24,000 criminal warrants, over 45,000 civil processes including court orders, and transported more than 200 inmates to court daily.


County offices up for election with only one candidate and presumed winner include:

Tax Commissioner – Gail Downing, Republican incumbent

Surveyor – Donald Perryman, Republican incumbent

Chief Magistrate – Frank Cox, Republican incumbent

Clerk of State Court of Cobb County – Diane B. Webb, Republican incumbent; Angie Davis, chief deputy

Chairman Board of Commissioner – Tim Lee, Republican incumbent

Cobb County Commissioner Dist. 2 - Bob Ott, Republican incumbent

Cobb County Commissioner Dist. 4 - Lisa Cupid, Democrat

Cobb County School Board Dist. 1 – Randy Scamihorn, Republican

Cobb County School Board Dist. 3 – David Morgan, Democrat incumbent

Cobb County School Board Dist. 5 – David Banks, Republican incumbent

District Attorney for the Cobb County Judicial Circuit – Vic Reynolds, Republican

Judge of the Probate Court – Kelli Wolk, Republican incumbent

Clerk of Superior Court – Rebecca Keaton, Republican

electric123 November 07, 2012 at 09:31 AM
God save us all from Warren! don't wait till Congress reals 287(g) what will Warren do then? he already got the wicked witch of superior court's attention Mary Staley ear over the Jessica Colotol case!
electric123 November 07, 2012 at 09:31 AM
Repeal that is! what will Warren do then?
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino November 07, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Imagine....his opponent got over 100K votes and 41% without even campaigning !
Greg November 08, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Maybe if he'd take running for office seriously and put some effort into campaigning he would have done better. But he should know that most of the 41% will not donate money to help him. Hard to convert government handouts into donations.

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