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Congratulations to first time candidate Maria Caudill, who ran a very good campaign for the Oconee County Board of Commissioners Post 3 (but came up a little short with 892 votes, a solid 20% of the electorate),
OC Commission, Post 3
Margaret S. Hale — 1,787 (41.61%)
W.E. "Bubber" Wilkes — 1,616 (37.63%) Maria Caudill — 892 (20.77%)
13 of 13 precincts reporting
and now Margaret Hale needs to make her and Peggy Holcomb her new best friends for at least the next two months. Margaret is a very nice person, open to discussion on any ideas, and always willing to explain her point of view even if you do not agree with her.
I do not know if there will be any formal endorsements, but I am sure there will be lots of conversations and considerations of which candidate is worthy of your support in two long hot months from now. Bubber led the results early, with Margaret taking over the race later in the evening, which provided some drama in the Board of Elections office (thanks for the…
Lee Becker is a gem. He is undergoing medical treatment at Emory and is still covering events that most of otherwise would not be aware of. We want to send healing vibes to Lee and help in any way possible. Equal salutations to Tony Glenn, Sarah Bell, and Penny Mills (and others I am sure) for helping record the meetings. Sunshine is always the best disinfectant.