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Wheeler Likely Winner in Cobb School Board Race

With partial totals in from all the county's 153 precincts, the Republican newcomer has the clear majority of the vote against incumbent Alison Bartlett.

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Election Results

Republican Brad Wheeler—21,318 (61.44%)

Democrat Alison Bartlett (incubment)—13,379 (38.56%)

Results are as of 10:57 p.m. with partial totals from all of Cobb's 153 precincts. No precincts have reported full totals yet. Results are unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections. Stay with Patch for updates.

Original Report

There was the vote against the balanced calendar for Cobb schools, then the push to postpone the Harrison High ninth grade center.

The two legislative moves by first-term school board member Alison Bartlett have been met with vocal opposition, whether it be from a majority or minority. But the Democrat, who represents Post 7, has always held firm to her decisions, once telling Patch, “I’ve always done what I think is right, (even if it’s) not popular.”

Those who disapprove will have the chance to take revenge today as they head to the polls. Meanwhile, supporters will attempt to send her into a second four years.

On the ballot for the Post 7 options, they'll see Bartlett and Brad Wheeler, a Republican and retired teacher and coach.

“Our goal should be to provide the best education we can afford for our children,” Wheeler said in a Marietta Daily Journal article. “It appears we have money for ‘pet’ projects and not essentials in the classroom.”

Following the 2010 Census and redistricting, the post shifted from the Osborne High area to Harrison, Hillgrove and McEachern. Whoever wins will take over in January.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find out all you need to know about today's elections in Cobb in Patch's election guide.

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