Thompson leads in District 3 school board race

Published 1:12 am Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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EDITOR’S NOTE: These results do not include 381 absentee by mail voting. These were the total number of votes received by 12:30 a.m. ET, at the time of print. Final results can be found on as they become available.

At the time of publishing, Mark Thompson has received 827, Jackson has 296 and Bailey has 276. With only absentee ballots left to be counted, Thompson is the presumptive winner of the Troup County School Board District 3 race, however, the race is likely headed to a runoff.

Thompson has not won outright as of midnight on election night. He must receive the majority of votes in order to avoid a run-off election on June 18. If he does not receive the majority, he will face the second-place winner, either Jackson or Bailey. 

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Thompson, though retired, worked at manufacturing plants such as Kia and LaGrange Molding for 40 years.

The winner will take Brandon Brooks’s seat on the board. Brooks is the current chairman of the board and has been a member since 2017.  

Bailey, a 16-year resident of Hogansville, serves as the director of administration for the LaGrange Housing Authority. 

Jackson works in medical management for Concentra; however, she previously worked as a family advocate at Headstart, an early childhood education program for low-income families.