UPDATE: Milledgeville mayoral race goes into runoff between Griffin and Thrower

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Former Milledgeville Mayor Floyd Griffin and businessman Gary Thrower will face each other during the runoff for Milledgeville Mayor. It will be on Tuesday, July 14.

Griffin took 44-percent of the votes with a total of 916. Thrower had 32-percent of the votes with a total of 676. Both had more votes than the third candidate, Melba Burrell. Burrell had 22-percent of the votes with a total of 461. About a third of the 6,047 registered voters in the city of Milledgeville voted in Tuesday’s special election.

“We’re going to take a look at what we’ve done over the last six weeks. We’re going to reevaluate that and we’re going to get started here again and go through the next four weeks,” explains Griffin.

“I plan on getting out and looking at the voter list. Find out who voted, who didn’t vote. Where my strengths were, where my weaknesses were and try to enhance those weak spots,” adds Thrower.

The winner of the runoff will finish the two-and-a-half year term, which became vacant when former Mayor Richard Bentley resigned this year.

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