Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett

CONYERS — Despite problems at the Rockdale County Jail, Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett defeated four challengers in the Democratic Primary Election Tuesday, winning with an overwhelming 55.92 percent of the vote and avoiding a runoff

Levett, a Democrat, garnered 10,017 votes. His Democrat challengers were Corey Hambrick, 3,590 votes; Charles Burris, 1,508 votes; Donald Ferguson, 1,247 votes; and Moses A. Perdue, 1,552 votes. There were no Republicans in the race.

All vote totals are incomplete and unofficial until the election is certified on Friday. According to Cynthia Willingham, supervisor of elections, 600 absentee by mail ballots, military ballots and a number of provisional ballots have yet to be validated.

Levett’s strong finish put to rest concerns that his re-election bid would be plagued by two deaths that occurred at the Rockdale County Jail in 2018.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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Why post a comment? It won't get published if you don't bow to the criminals who run the county government


Good old Rockdale County! Same old idiots running things. Never changes. Really doesn't matter to me however because I am smart enough to get the **** out of there. The county has not had one competent elected official for years in any department. Just so glad I don't have to worry about it. Don't want to see any of the trash from there moving to where I am!! That is highly unlikely


I didn't vote for him. I wanted him OUT.

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