Cobb County Republican Sheriff Neil Warren won another term late Tuesday night, seemingly beating Democrat Gregory Gilstrap.
It was Neil's third victory over Gilstrap. Warren won 172,157 votes (59%) over Democrat Gregory Gilstrap, who received 117,320 votes (41%).
The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County. Many elections were decided in the primary.
Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was first elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in November 2004.
Warren oversees a department where duties include courthouse security, county jail operations and executing criminal warrants. In 2011, Warren said deputies served more than 24,000 criminal warrants, over 45,000 civil processes including court orders, and transported more than 200 inmates to court daily.
County offices up for election with only one candidate and presumed winner include:
Tax Commissioner – Gail Downing, Republican incumbent
Surveyor – Donald Perryman, Republican incumbent
Chief Magistrate – Frank Cox, Republican incumbent
Clerk of State Court of Cobb County – Diane B. Webb, Republican incumbent; Angie Davis, chief deputy
Chairman Board of Commissioner – Tim Lee, Republican incumbent
Cobb County Commissioner Dist. 2 - Bob Ott, Republican incumbent
Cobb County Commissioner Dist. 4 - Lisa Cupid, Democrat
Cobb County School Board Dist. 1 – Randy Scamihorn, Republican
Cobb County School Board Dist. 3 – David Morgan, Democrat incumbent
Cobb County School Board Dist. 5 – David Banks, Republican incumbent
District Attorney for the Cobb County Judicial Circuit – Vic Reynolds, Republican
Judge of the Probate Court – Kelli Wolk, Republican incumbent
Clerk of Superior Court – Rebecca Keaton, Republican