The 225 straw poll ballots collected July 4 by the local GOP may indicate several tight local races for the July 31 Republican primary.
In poll results, two candidates for Bartow commissioner were neck and neck—Michael Abernathy and Steve Taylor. But two more—Mike Bearden and Tracy Lewis—were not far behind.
Sheriff Clark Millsap got 15 more votes than challenger Dan Knowles, while 60 percent of straw poll voters went for Greg Bowen over Anna Sullivan in the county school board District 5 race.
See the full results attached to this article or at bartowgop.com.
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