In very early vote tallies in Fulton County in the May 20 primary elections, former Atlanta City Councilman Lee Morris held an early lead in the four-way Republican Primary race to represent District 3 on the Fulton County Commission. Commission Chairman and fellow Commissioner Robb Pitts were in a dead heat in the Democratic Primary for nomination to the countywide District 7 seat on the commission.

With 3 percent of Fulton County’s 365 precincts reporting:

State Senate, District 40

Democratic Primary

Tamara Y. Johnson                 75 %

Benedict I. Truman II              25%

Republican Primary

Richard D. “Dick” Anderson   13 %

Fran Millar (I)                         87 %

State House of Representatives, District 80

Republican Primary

Catherine S. Bernard               24 %

Michael J. “Mike” Jacobs (I)    76 %

Fulton County Commission, District 2

Republican Primary

Bob Ellis              76 %

Eric Broadwell     24 %

Fulton County Commission, District 3

Republican Primary

Bernand “Bernie” Tokarz                  20 %

Lee Morris                               53 %

Cory Ruth                               21 %

Alexander Palacios                  6%

Fulton County Commission, District 7

Democratic Primary

John Eaves (I)                         50 %

Robb Pitts                               50 %

Republican Primary

Earl Cooper                             100 %

Fulton County Board of Education, District 7

Julia C. Bernath (I)                  40%

Kathleen A. Wittschen            60%

(I)               marks incumbent

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.