The primary election ran smoothly Tuesday night in Gilmer County with many precincts getting results in quickly.
Seven Candidates ran for the board of education, with four of the five seats being filled. No more than two people from the district can sit on the school board, which means that the lowest vote-getter will not earn a seat. There was a three-way race between county commission race with Rick Edman getting the most votes.
“You know I’ve been heavily involved with economic development, and charitable organizations and things. So I am really just anxious to get out and try and improve the area and bring some more jobs and opportunities for younger people,” said Rick Edman, Gilmer County Commissioner.
Another tight three-way race was held for the office of county assessor. Also, the county spoke loudly by unanimously passing all excess levies.