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Fennoy wins District 1 Runoff

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

William "Bill" Fennoy has defeated incumbent District 1 Commissioner Matt Aitken in a runoff election, receiving nearly 63% of the vote with all precincts reporting.

The two candidates were forced into a runoff after neither received over 50% in the Nov. 6 election. That day Aitken received 40% and Fennoy pulled 30%.

Fennoy will take over the District 1 Seat on January 1.

"I just want to thank the people for all of their support," Fennoy said over the phone after hearing the news. "I look forward to working with the commissioners."

Voting numbers were low in Tuesday's runoff.

Only about one-fifth of the 15 precincts' registered voters cast their ballot.

Richmond Co. Board of Elections Director Lynn Bailey attributes the low turnout to "voter fatigue."

Tune into Fox 54 News at Ten for more on this race.

 

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