Mack wins Warner Robins council seat, county voters extend E-SPLOST
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Houston County voters have chosen to extend the county’s Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or E-SPLOST, for five more years.
The current E-SPLOST ends on March 31, 2022. The county’s board of education approved a referendum resolution in December that, if approved by voters, would extend the one-cent tax through March 31, 2027, or until a cap of $190 million is reached, whichever comes first.
The Houston County Board of Elections tells 41NBC 5,256 of 5,999 voters (87.6%) were in favor of extending the E-SPLOST.
Funds can be used to pay for capital projects or to retire debt, but cannot be used to pay government operating expenses, such as salaries.
Mack wins Post 1 seat
Warner Robins voters chose Derek Mack to fill the city council position left vacant by the Daron Lee, who resigned in October.
Mack received 2,042 of 3,266 (62.5%) votes in the special election, beating out David Reid (956), Catherine Harless (181) and Jeffery Walker (87).
Mack will fill the seat for Lee’s unexpired term.