Republican Terri Lynn Weaver will succeed long-time Democratic State Representative Frank Buck in the House of Representatives from the 40th Legislative District.
Weaver defeated Democratic challenger, Cleveland Derrick Bain in all three counties of the district, and garnered 57-percent of the total vote. Weaver finished with 11,288 total votes to 8,540 for Bain, who earned 43-percent of the total vote. Ray Amalfitano, the Independent candidate, received 817 votes district-wide.
DeKalb County had the closest vote total in the race, as Weaver earned 3,223 votes to 3,188 votes for Bain, a difference of only 35 votes. The largest margin came from Macon County, where Weaver accumulated 4,098 votes to 2,095 votes for Bain. In Smith County, Weaver earned 3,967 votes to 3,257 votes for Bain.
Weaver carried 11 of the 16 DeKalb County precincts including Belk, Blue Springs, Cherry Hill, Dowelltown, Edgar Evins State Park, Johnson's Chapel, Liberty, Middle School, Rock Castle, Snow Hill, and Temperance Hall.
Bain carried 5 precincts including Alexandria, Church of Christ Annex, Courthouse, Elementary School, and Keltonburg. He also had a majority of the combined early/absentee vote.
A total of 7,190 DeKalb County voters turned out for the election, including 4008 early voters and absentees combined and 3,182 on election day for a total of 53.69%
Complete DeKalb County vote totals can be found at http://www.wjle.com/node/37.