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Edmondson, Singleton win primary races

Singleton may still face independent in November

Michael Edmondson

Michael Edmondson

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Sonna Singleton

JONESBORO —Clayton County voters appeared to favor stability in county leadership Tuesday as Commissioners Sonna Singleton and Michael Edmondson won their primary elections.

As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, Clayton County District 4 Commissioner Michael Edmondson won a comfortable re-election with 55.89 percent of the votes counted. Former commissioner Robbie Moore had 27.51 percent of the vote while Larry Bussey had 16.59 percent.

Edmondson will face no opposition in the November General Election and will begin his third term in office in January.

Meanwhile, District 1 Commissioner Sonna Singleton cruised to a primary win with 75.32 percent of the votes cast in her race. She defeated Rosa Barbee, Joyce Baul and former Commissioner Richard Reagan. Barbee received 7.13 percent of the votes, while Baul got 9.4 percent and Reagan earned 8.15 percent.

Singleton, who has served on the council since 2007, is expected to face independent candidate Walter Nix in the November General Election.

Nix, however, is still in the process of collecting the signatures required to get his name on the ballot.

Final results from the primary are not expected to be available until they are certified Friday.