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Anderson topples incumbent, earns school board seat
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SPRINGFIELD -- It was another close battle in the race for the Effingham County Board of Education District 1 seat. The outcome was entirely different, however.

Political newcomer Lynn Anderson edged incumbent Robert Grant 439-418 in Tuesday's runoff for the non-partisan post. She overcame a 442-420 gap in their three-way primary meeting May 22. Nancy Floyd tossed her support to Anderson after garnering 159 votes in that race.

In the Republican gubernatorial runoff, Effingham County voters favored Secretary of State Brian Kemp 2,527-1003. Kemp, who beat Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle statewide, will take on Democrat Stacy Abrams this fall.

In the GOP lieutentant gubernatorial runoff in Effingham County, Geoff Duncan topped David Shafer 1,739-1,630. For secretary of state, local Republicans went with Brad Raffensperger over David Belle Isle 2,42-1,242.

In the only Democrat runoff in Effingham County, O.E. Thornton Jr. got the nod for state school superintendent, beating Sid Chapman 116-67.