CHIPLEY - By 587 votes over contender Wesley Griffin, incumbent Todd Abbott has won Washington County Board of County Commissioner District 4 seat.

 "For eight years the citizens of Washington County have entrusted me, as one of five commissioners, to be a steward of their money, confidence and trust, to represent their interests and to work to forge a pathway for the future of our County that will be better than the past. A legacy for our children and grandchildren," said Abbott.

"I am humbled by my time in office, and with God’s grace, our Board of County Commissioners will continue to do the right thing every day, every week, every year, as we help to provide a quality of life in Washington County that is hard to find elsewhere. I am a proud resident and business owner in Washington County, and as a parent and grandparent, I am proud of our people and our quality of life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me represent you and your family, God bless you and God Bless America."

 The Washington County Supervisor of Elections Office reported the following preliminary votes: Abbot with 4,778 votes and Griffin with 4,191 votes. Of the 15,817 registered voters, 9,129 ballots were cast and 57.72 % of voters showed up at the polls Tuesday.

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