The Houston County School Board got a new member Tuesday.
Dave McMahan will fill Toby Hill's District 7 seat, because Hill did not seek re-election.
Griff Clements, Dave McMahan and Andy Rodriguez were all vying for the open chair, but only one walked away with the seat.
13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet caught up with friends and supporters of Dave McMahan at Rusty's in downtown Perry. The restaurant served as McMahan's campaign headquarters. Even Mayor Jimmy Faircloth showed his support.
Across the street, the Board of Election employees tallied the votes. Soon the votes were in for all twenty-three precincts.
McMahan received 6,884 votes and won the race with 50.53%.
"I'm glad it's over. I'm glad we were successful and I appreciate all of the people that voted and did a lot of work behind the scenes and looking forward to working with everybody with Houston County Board of Education." says McMahan.
He says he's looking forward to being a team player on the board.
"To be positive and work with those that are on the board and just keep Houston County going forward in a positive way and if we see things that need to be changed we'll do it as a team and we'll do it as a group effort." explains McMahan.
He says he appreciates his fellow candidates running a clean campaign. "Everybody just promoted themselves, nothing negative against anybody else and I certainly do appreciate that, and I'm sure the people of Houston County do too."
He says next on his list, picking up all of his campaign signs.
"I've got a lot of signs on school property right now because they were voting precincts. I'll get those out of the way before school starts tomorrow."
McMahan says he's glad he didn't have to face a run-off election.
He says it would have cost tax payers more money, because his race would have been the only one on the ballot. No other races in Houston County could have been a runoff, because voters only had two candidates or choices.