2016 Superior and State Court Election Results

This year’s primary was held on May 24, 2016. This year, there were 19 open superior court seats and eight open state courts seats determined by election.  Below are the results of those contests:



Circuit or county (seat)

Elected first term

Run off to be held July 26, 2016

Retained seat



Superior Court




Open Seats

 Atlanta (Bedford) - Thomas Cox  

Atlanta (Shoob) – run off: Eric Dunaway & Gary Alembik

Atlanta (Lane) – run off: Belinda E. Edwards & Sterling Eaves

Augusta (Overstreet) - John Flythe

Brunswick (Wilkes) - Bert Guy

Clayton (Benefield) – run off: Robert Mack & Leslie Terry

Clayton (Simmons) – run off: Shana M. Rooks & Jewel Scott

Cobb (Grubbs) - Kimberly Childs

Conasauga (Partain) – run off: Steve Farrow & Barry Minter

Cordele (Pridgen) – Denise Fachini

Dublin (Flanders) Jud Green

Houston (Nunn) – runoff: Bo Adams & Jeffrey Grube

Ocmulgee (Wingfield) - Amanda S. Petty

Ogeechee (Turner) – runoff: Martha Hall & Michael Muldrew

Paulding (Vinson) - David Lyles

South Georgia (Cato) – runoff: Ryan Cleveland & Heather Lanier

Southwestern (Peagler) - Jimmie Brown

Toombs (Dunaway) - Britt Hammond

Waycross (DeVane) - Andy Spivey


Contested seats

Augusta (Brown)

Blue Ridge (Cannon)

Chattahoochee (Mullins)

Cobb (Schuster)

Cobb (Green)

Eastern (Morse)

Griffin (Hankinson) - Scott Ballard

Griffin (Crawford)

Gwinnett (Batchelor)

Northern (Phelps)

Stone Mountain (Seeliger)

Stone Mountain (Flake)


 State Court


Open Seats

Brooks (Folsom) - Luke Mitchell

Bryan (Carney) – R. C. Smith

Cobb (Tanksley) - Jane Manning

Cobb (Glover) – run off John Morgan & Kellie Hill

Cobb (Clayton) - Allison Barnes Salter

Hall (Wynne) – Michelle Hall

Richmond (Flythe) -  run off Robert Hunter & Kellie McIntyre

Spalding (Esary) – Josh Thacker



Cherokee (Homier)

Clayton (Cowen)

Coffee (Preston)

DeKalb (Lopez)

Gwinnett (Brown)

Gwinnett (Bratton)

Habersham (Campbell)

Henry (Blount)

Worth (Powell)


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