Incumbent Harper Holds on to County Commissioner District One Seat

November 7, 2012

The race for the District One County Commissioner seat between Horace Harper and Gary Bennett saw the incumbent hold his seat.

Horace Harper brought in a total of 828 votes in District 1, while Gary Bennett was able to bring in 667 votes from the district. Harper won with just over 55% of the total vote, compared to just over 44% for Gary Bennett.

In a statement, Harper said that he was very appreciative of all the support he received in his re-election bid.

“I’m very happy to be the District One representative for the next four years. I appreciate the votes that I got, and I just want everyone to know I will work as hard as I can to make Elbert County better”, said Harper.

WSGC tried to reach Gary Bennett for comment as well, but was unsuccessfully in making contact.